Vaccine-preventable adenoviral respiratory illness in US military recruits, 1999-2004.

  title={Vaccine-preventable adenoviral respiratory illness in US military recruits, 1999-2004.},
  author={Kevin L. Russell and Anthony W. Hawksworth and Margaret A. K. Ryan and Jennifer K. Strickler and Marina Irvine and Christian J. Hansen and Gregory C Gray and Joel C. Gaydos},
  volume={24 15},
BACKGROUND AND METHODS The high burden of respiratory infections in military populations is well documented throughout history. The primary pathogen responsible for morbidity among US recruits in training was shown to be adenovirus. Highly efficacious oral vaccines were used for 25 years, but vaccine production ceased in 1996, and available stores were depleted by early 1999. Surveillance for acute febrile respiratory illness was performed at eight military recruit training sites throughout the… CONTINUE READING


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