Adenovirus type 21 outbreak among lung transplant patients at a large tertiary care hospital

Sarah E. Philo, Benjamin D. Anderson, Sylvia F. Costa, Nancy Henshaw, Sarah S. Lewis, John M. Reynolds, Jayanthi Jayakumar, Yvonne C.F. Su, Gregory C. Gray

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Abstract

Here we summarize an April 2016, 7-patient cluster of human adenovirus (HAdV) infections in a cardiothoracic surgery intensive care unit. We show that the patients were infected with a single HAdV21b type. Rapid HAdV typing diagnostics and effective antiviral interventions are needed for immunocompromised patients suffering from HAdV infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenovirus
  • Epidemiology
  • Lung transplant
  • Outbreak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases

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