In a follow-up to the adenovirus outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in New Jersey, health officials released a statement today noting another child who was hospitalized due to adenovirus passed away yesterday.

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Map of New Jersey/ National Atlas of the United States

The young child’s death was the seventh death associated with the outbreak at the Wanaque Center.

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.

CDC says adenoviruses are common viruses that cause a range of illness. They can cause cold-like symptoms, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, and pink eye (conjunctivitis). You can get an adenovirus infection at any age. People with weakened immune systems or existing respiratory or cardiac disease are more likely than others to get very sick from an adenovirus infection.