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Adenovirus is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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  • Non-enveloped double-stranded DNA virus.
    • There are 7 human species (A-G) and >60 types.[7]
  • Easily transmitted: aerosolized droplet, fecal-oral, waterborne, fomites and instruments.
    • Persists in environment, may remain infectious at room temperature up to 3 wks.
    • Stable at low pH, resistant to gastric and biliary secretions.
    • Virus can replicate to high viral load in gut.
  • Can remain latent in lymphoepithelial tissue.

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Last updated: October 22, 2016


Spacek, Lisa A. "Adenovirus." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540009/all/Adenovirus.
Spacek LA. Adenovirus. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540009/all/Adenovirus. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Spacek, L. A. (2016). Adenovirus. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540009/all/Adenovirus
Spacek LA. Adenovirus [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540009/all/Adenovirus.
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