We report a fatal case of pneumonia apparently due to adenovirus infection in a 53-year-old man who had recently returned from Iraq. The isolate was identified by sequence analysis as adenovirus type 3 and adenovirus type 14. On the basis of restriction enzyme analysis, the virus appeared to be a recombinant virus containing properties of both adenovirus type 3 and adenovirus type 14 rather than a co-infection with these two viruses.
- Fatal pneumonia
- Molecular identification
- Recombinant adenovirus infection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)