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Adenovirus

Postby koimaster » January 29th 2018, 3:38pm

It looks like flu. It feels like flu. It even puts patients into the hospital like flu can.

There's another virus out there that could be adding to the seasonal misery, but it's not being identified.

The virus is called adenovirus, and it can cause very severe flu-like symptoms. It's so risky that the U.S. military vaccinates recruits against two major strains.

But most people are not vaccinated against adenovirus, and doctor's offices don't test for it. Adriana Kajon, Ph.D, wants that to change.

"Unless you look for it or you suspect it's circulating or you are using diagnostic testing capabilities that can tell it apart, you are going to miss it, especially during flu season," said Kajon, an infectious disease specialist at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque.

"We are seeing severe adult infections," Kajon told NBC News.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical ... ocid=ientp
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Re: Adenovirus

Postby Wasp » January 30th 2018, 7:25am

Serious problem. Don't be surprised if it visits someone local to you.

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Re: Adenovirus

Postby bobbee » January 30th 2018, 8:14am

Our whole household has been suffering from one of these strains since early December, in a weird 'got it again' merry-go-round.
Hope none of you guys get it, it affects breathing in an awful way.
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Re: Adenovirus

Postby biglove » January 30th 2018, 10:06am

Just another virus that causes common cold symptoms. Not usually dangerous except to the young, elderly and immunocompromised.
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Re: Adenovirus

Postby koimaster » January 30th 2018, 10:26am

biglove wrote:Just another virus that causes common cold symptoms. Not usually dangerous except to the young, elderly and immunocompromised.


Well I fit into the elderly at close to 70 and in the young group as well since I act 16 according to my family. 2 out of 3 ain't bad! :mrgreen:
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Re: Adenovirus

Postby bobbee » January 30th 2018, 12:09pm

biglove wrote:Just another virus that causes common cold symptoms. Not usually dangerous except to the young, elderly and immunocompromised.


The one we have had has been called Japanese or Australian flu, and it has killed several in the UK.
Must be a different one to the US one, very severe symptoms.
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