New Jersey Health Department

A doctor and a patient
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David Madden
August 01, 2020 - 4:00 am
It’s been one year since a law went into effect in New Jersey allowing terminally ill people in the state the ability to take their own life with the help of a physician. Read ore here.
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Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Newark .
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David Madden
June 25, 2020 - 3:38 pm
New Jersey crossed the 13,000 mark in confirmed fatalities linked to COVID-19. The state is also adding several hundred deaths likely linked to the virus. Read more here.
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Mike Dougherty
October 02, 2019 - 8:44 am
New Jersey health officials say the state has had its first death tied to vaping, and some lawmakers there are calling for a ban. The idea isn't exactly popular among South Jersey residents, even those who don't vape.
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The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on Ringwood Avenue in Haskell, NJ.
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David Madden
November 16, 2018 - 12:50 pm
FORDS, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Health Department has confirmed an 11th fatality from a deadly strain of a viral infection at a critical care pediatric facility in Passaic County. State officials are stepping up efforts to get things under control. There are now 34 confirmed cases of...
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CDC/ Dr. G. William Gary, Jr.
October 28, 2018 - 2:26 pm
(CNN) -- Nine children have been reported dead at a New Jersey nursing home in the last week, at least eight from viruses that cause respiratory illness, the state health department said. The ninth victim, described as "medically fragile with respiratory illness" by the Wanaque Center for Nursing...
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Adenovirus
CDC/ Dr. G. William Gary, Jr.
October 26, 2018 - 8:47 pm
By Laura Ly and Susan Scutti, (CNN) -- An eighth child has died in a New Jersey nursing home that has had seven confirmed deaths from a group of viruses that cause respiratory illness, the state health department said. The "medically fragile child with respiratory illness" died at the Wanaque...
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Adenovirus
CDC/ Dr. G. William Gary, Jr.
October 25, 2018 - 8:39 pm
(CBS NEWS) -- When health officials reported this week that seven children died in a viral outbreak at a long-term care facility in New Jersey, the news focused attention on adenovirus, the bug believed to be responsible. According to the state's Department of Health, the deaths occurred among...
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Adenovirus
CDC/ Dr. G. William Gary, Jr.
October 25, 2018 - 3:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New Jersey health officials have confirmed another case of adenovirus at a Passaic County rehab center specializing in care for fragile young people. Seven children have died from the virus, which is also blamed now for sickening 11 other patients and one staffer at...
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