Adenovirus cases rise to 13 at New Jersey pediatric facility

VOORHEES, N.J. (WTXF) - Health officials say a thirteenth patient has tested positive for adenovirus at a New Jersey pediatric health care facility.

The case brings the total number of infected patients at the Voorhees Pediatric Facility to 13. Facility officials say there have been no related deaths and none of the patients are in critical condition.

At least 10 people died earlier this year after an outbreak of a different strain of adenovirus at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in New Jersey in Haskell, about 100 miles away. There have been 28 cases associated with the respiratory virus at the center, where the affected children had severely compromised immune systems. One death was a young adult.

Voorhees Pediatric Facility officials say their patients do not have the severity of illnesses that was present among Wanaque's residents.

Officials have reiterated that there is no wider public health concern.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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