Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wider prevalence of Adenovirus 21

A new test was developed by the CDC that showed the adenovirus 21 was more common and more dangerous than previously thought.

Adenoviruses are responsible for the stomach flu, common cold and more serious syndromes such as myocarditis. Adenovirus 21 is especially dangerous for immuno-suppressed patients, killing 50%.

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