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J Med Virol. 2009 Aug;81(8):1380-4. doi: 10.1002/jmv.21539.

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

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  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut 06520-8035, USA.


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.

2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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