The child, whose name has not been released, died late Saturday night at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey.
A ninth child has died in a New Jersey rehabilitation facility that is now suffering an adenovirus outbreak, according to officials.
The facility, which includes a pediatric center, has been instructed not to admit new patients until the outbreak ends, the department said.
A staff member at the facility also fell ill during the outbreak, but has since recovered.
Those affected range in age from toddlers to young adults, with the vast majority under the age of 18.
While adenovirus typically does not cause serious illness, the children at the facility are quite ill, and therefore have compromised immune systems.
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Her mother says she was not made aware of the outbreak until Monday, the day before her daughter died and nearly three weeks after she was admitted to St. Joseph's Medical Center, NorthJersey.com reports. Some strains also cause diarrhea and pinkeye.
The 227-bed, for-profit facility, which is closed to new patients, has a pediatric center and also cares for elderly residents.
The department is continuing to investigate the outbreak.
The Health Department says an inspection team found "minor handwashing deficiencies", and they continue to work closely with the nursing and rehab center on infection control issues. Adenoviruses usually just cause mild illnesses. "The strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living arrangements and can be more severe". The health department was first notified of the outbreak on October 9, according to a statement from the agency.
This remains the last day when a patient showed new symptoms.
In the same report, the New Jersey spokeswoman Nicole Kirgan said children are particularly at risk with this virus. They tend to be spread by coughing and sneezing, direct contact with an infected person, or touching objects and surfaces, such as door handles and light switches, where the viruses can live and remain infectious for days or weeks.