First Direct Death Linked To Enterovirus In New Jersey

October 6, 2014 1:55 PM

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First Direct Death Linked To Enterovirus In New Jersey

Eli Waller died in his sleep on September 24th. His cause of death was determined to be the rapid onset of this rogue strand of Enterovirus by the Mercer County Medical Examiner’s office through tests provided by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of the 500 cases confirmed, nearly all have been juveniles and infants. Most recover but 4 others have died but authorities have said that they aren’t sure that the virus directly caused those deaths. For example, in Rhode Island, a 10 year old girl died earlier in September but she was also sufferi...

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