Oct. 30, 2018

An ongoing outbreak of adenovirus has killed nine people, mostly under age 18, at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, New Jersey.


  • Adenoviruses are a group of common viruses that infect the lining of your eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system.

  • Effect:
    • They can cause colds, pneumonia, gastrointestinal illness, conjunctivitis and urinary infections.

    • While deaths from adenoviruses are rare, they pose a greater risk to people with weakened immune systems, such as the children.

  • Strains: There are dozens of strains; the one involved in this outbreak is adenovirus 7.