Hamilton health officer speaks on Enterovirus death of 4-year-old

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NEW YORK (PIX11)– A New Jersey boy who went to bed last month in seemingly good health and died in his sleep is the first fatality linked directly to a strain of enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people, a local medical official said on Sunday.

The 4-year-old boy, identified as Eli Waller of Hamilton Township, about 20 miles (32km) west of Atlantic City, never awoke after going to sleep on the night of Sept. 24, Hamilton Township Health Officer Jeff Plunkett said.

The family has also started The First Day of School Foundation, which will provide support for students involved in Special Education.

For more information on the foundation, contact firstdayofschoolfoundation@gmail.com