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Trasmission Electron Micrograph
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The adenovirus multiplies predominantly in the pharynx-area, in the conjunctiva and in the small bowel. The transfer takes place directly from person to person. The incubation period amounts to 5-7 days. Adenoviruses most commonly cause respiratory illness; however, depending on the infecting serotype, they may also cause various other illnesses, such as gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, and rash illness. Symptoms of respiratory illness caused by adenovirus infection range from the common cold syndrome to pneumonia, croup, and bronchitis. Patients with compromised immune systems are especially susceptible to severe complications of adenovirus infection. Acute respiratory disease (ARD), first recognized among military recruits during World War II, can be caused by adenovirus infections during conditions of crowding and stress. (color enhanced TEM 90,000x).
July 15th, 2014
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