Skip to main content

UPDATE: 7th Child Dies from Adenovirus in Passaic County Rehabilitation Center


The New Jersey Department of Health learned last night that unfortunately, another child who was hospitalized due to adenovirus passed away yesterday.

The young child’s death was the seventh death associated with the outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. The child’s death is among 18 confirmed cases of adenovirus among medically fragile children at the facility.

The strain of adenovirus seen in this outbreak is associated with communal living arrangements and known to cause severe illness. The Department continues to work very closely with the facility to ensure that all infection control measures are being followed.

An outbreak investigation, with assistance from the CDC, is ongoing.