Outbreak of Adenovirus 14 Respiratory Illness -- Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, 2008

McLaughlin, J.; Fearey, D.; Jenkerson, S. A.; Martinek, K.; Panozzo, C.; Schneider, E.; Tate, J.; Robbins, C. L.; Esposito, D.; Gardner, T. J.
January 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;1/15/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p6
The article summarizes the results of an investigation concerning the outbreak of adenovirus 14 (Ad14) respiratory illness in the Prince of Wales Island, Alaska in 2008. Ad14 is an emerging adenovirus serotype in the U.S. that is connected with a higher level of sever illness compares with other adenoviruses. Certain groups were more usually affected, including males and individuals with underlying pulmonary disease. Eleven of 46, or 24 percent of patients were hospitalized during the outbreak.


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