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Healthcare Roundup—Eleventh child dies in New Jersey adenovirus outbreak

November 20, 2018 / Paige Minemyer

An eleventh child has died as a result of an adenovirus outbreak in a New Jersey rehabilitation facility, state health officials said.  Thirty-four children with compromised immune systems have been diagnosed with the virus, which typically causes flu-like symptoms in pediatric patients. The strain of the virus linked to this outbreak, health officials said, is associated with communal living arrangements. New admissions to Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, are on hold and the state is planning to bring in a team of infection control experts to assess their policies and retrain staff if needed. The company running a group of Texas psychiatric hospitals has been charged with illegally holding four of its patients, two of whom were admitted voluntarily. SAS Healthcare was indicted on nine charges. Sundance Behavioral Healthcare System allegedly held two patients longer than the 48 hours allowed in the absence of a court order and prevented two vol...