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Epidemic spread of adenovirus type 4-associated acute respiratory disease between U.S. Army installations.

By K. M. McNeill, F. Ridgely Benton, S. C. Monteith, M. A. Tuchscherer and J. C. Gaydos


A large outbreak of adenovirus type 4-associated acute respiratory disease (ARD) occurred at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in 1997. A laboratory-based ARD surveillance program was initiated at Fort Gordon, Georgia, where advanced individual training was heavily populated with Fort Jackson soldiers. Adenovirus type 4 was isolated from 50% of 147 trainees hospitalized with ARD. Most (88%) introduced cases were in trainees from Fort Jackson

Topics: Research Article
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control
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