Children Can Return to NJ Facility Where 11 Died from Adenovirus Outbreak

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State officials are allowing medically fragile children to return to Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation following the adenovirus outbreak that left nearly a dozen people dead. So far three children have reportedly returned with their families' permission.

Last month's outbreak infected 34 children at the facility, killing 11 and leaving 7 still hospitalized. Though the state says it's safe for patients to return, family members of some of the children who survived the outbreak are hesitant. 

The long-term care facility is still barring new patients from being admitted but it's allowing new adults to be admitted since they will be in a different part of the building.

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