Adenovirus type 3 outbreak in connecticut associated with a novel variant.


Journal Article

An adenovirus outbreak occurred in New Haven, Connecticut in 2006-2007. Molecular typing revealed a twofold increase in adenovirus type 3 infections. Restriction enzyme analysis (REA) indicated that the CT outbreak was largely due to a marked increase in the novel Ad3a51 strain. This outbreak represents the first detection of Ad3a51 in the United States. While most infections were mild, children under 3 were at increased risk for severe disease and one patient with underlying disease died.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Landry, ML; Lebeck, MG; Capuano, AW; McCarthy, T; Gray, GC

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1380 - 1384

PubMed ID

  • 19551823

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19551823

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-9071

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jmv.21539


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States