Sixth Resident Afflicted with Adenovirus at South Jersey Pediatric Facility

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In an update on a story from last week about an adenovirus outbreak at a pediatric facility in Camden County, health officials are saying they have confirmed a sixth case of the virus.

Officials with the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services were notified by officials with the Voorhees Pediatric Facility that a sixth resident has tested positive for adenovirus.

The strain of adenovirus at Voorhees Pediatric Facility is not the same strain identified at the Pediatric Long-Term Care facility in northern New Jersey, which claimed the lives of 10 children.

Adenovirus is a respiratory virus that can cause mild or serious illness, though serious illness is less common.

Some symptoms may include common cold, sore throat, bronchitis, inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and neurological disease.

Health officials say they are working with the facility's officials to provide infection control recommendations and identify other possible cases.

They added there is no cause for concern among the general public.


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