Nosocomial adenovirus infections: molecular epidemiology of an outbreak due to adenovirus 3a.

@article{Brummitt1988NosocomialAI,
  title={Nosocomial adenovirus infections: molecular epidemiology of an outbreak due to adenovirus 3a.},
  author={Charles F Brummitt and Julie M Cherrington and David K. Katzenstein and Billie Anne Juni and N Van Drunen and C K Edelman and Frank S Rhame and Mark C. Jordan},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1988},
  volume={158 2},
  pages={423-32}
}
An immunocompromised woman died of disseminated infection due to adenovirus type 3. During her hospitalization and after her death, 38 hospital personnel developed an acute respiratory illness. Adenovirus type 3 infection was documented by culture in 18 of the 38 individuals and by seroconversion in one additional employee. Four of 34 asymptomatic hospital personnel exposed to the index case also seroconverted. Thus, 23 personnel were considered to have confirmed infections, and 22 of these 23… CONTINUE READING