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Outbreak of Adenovirus Type 4 Infection in a Long‐Term Care Facility for the Elderly

Ruth Kandel , MD, Arjun Srinivasan , MD, Erika M. C. D’Agata , MD, Xiaoyan Lu , MS, Dean Erdman , DrPH and Michael Jhung , MD, MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 31, No. 7 (July 2010), pp. 755-757
DOI: 10.1086/653612
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/653612
Page Count: 3
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Abstract

An outbreak of acute respiratory disease due to human adenovirus and a resulting increase in mortality occurred in a long‐term care facility for the elderly. By use of viral culture and polymerase chain reaction, not a rapid antigen test, the virus was detected. Human adenovirus infection can occur in elderly individuals, but detection by rapid antigen testing may be limited.

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