TITLE

Human Adenovirus 14a: A New Epidemic Threat

AUTHOR(S)
Gray, Gregory C.; Chorazy, Margaret L.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;5/15/2009, Vol. 199 Issue 10, p1413
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
39795337

 

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