• 7 children dead, several more infected after virus outbreak at hospital

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    Seven children at a long-term care medical facility in New Jersey have died after a “severe outbreak” of adenovirus, a family of viruses that can cause mild illness, while 12 others have been infected, according to the state's Department of Health, reported NBC Philadelphia.

    New Jersey Department of Health officials said children were recently infected with adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, Passaic County. The medical institution houses the Pediatric Center.

    The facility has been instructed not to admit any new patients until the outbreak ends and they are in full compliance, the DOH says.

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