Today’s Infectious Disease News (11/26)

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Two More People Fall Ill From Adenovirus in South Jersey

Two new patients have been admitted to the Voorhees Pediatric Facility with adenovirus, raising the number of patients infected with the virus to 12. Another strain called adenovirus 7 recently killed 11 people at a facility in Haskell, NJ. Although symptoms can be as mild as the common cold or a sore throat, more severe forms of the virus can cause fever bronchitis, pneumonia, and conjunctivitis.

Full Story: Washington Post, Associated Press


New Jersey Measles Outbreak Continues to Grow

State health authorities have identified 15 recent cases of measles in Central Jersey. Officials are warning that anyone at the following sites at the listed times may have been exposed to the virus: Passaic Chill Youth Drop In Center on November 17 between 8:30 p.m. and midnight, Junior’s Kosher Deli, Passaic, NJ on November 18 between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., and Rite Aid at 78 Main Ave., Passaic, NJ on November 18 between 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  If you suspect you or your child were exposed, you are advised to notify a health care provider before going to the office or emergency room so that preparations can be made for your arrival.

Full Story: Associated Press,