Human Adenovirus 14a: A New Epidemic Threat

Gray, Gregory C.; Chorazy, Margaret L.
May 2009
Journal of Infectious Diseases;5/15/2009, Vol. 199 Issue 10, p1413
Academic Journal
In this article the author reports on the outbreaks of a new human adenovirus type 14 strain which would soon experience large-scale morbidity through epidemics of emergent pathogens. He notes that the Ad14 strain was first isolated from Dutch military recruits with acute respiratory disease in the 1950s and was associated with a few reported outbreaks of acute respiratory disease in Europe and Asia. He adds that the said strain was observed to be associated with severe clinical illness.


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