New Jersey child infected with virus dies

October 4, 2014 9:21 AM

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New Jersey child infected with virus dies

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey child who tested positive for a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country has died, although it's not clear what role the virus played in the child's death, state health officials said Friday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told New Jersey health officials that a Mercer County child tested positive for enterovirus 68 and died last week, the state Department of Health said in a news release.

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