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Adenovirus expert Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa, says particularly virulent strains of adenovirus pop up from time to time.
"I think this Ad14 strain is a matter of concern," Gray tells WebMD. "Something makes this unique. The question is what makes it cause outbreaks of severe disease. It's a bit of a mystery."
What to Do About Ad14
What can you do about Ad14?
Parents, Su says, should watch kids' colds carefully. Any child with a severe cold should be taken to a doctor or nurse.
For that matter, anyone with a severe cold or a cold that keeps getting worse should seek medical attention.
"If health care providers see a patient with worsening symptoms like cough or runny nose or troubled breathing, they should send off a sample for testing," Su says. "If it is adenovirus, they should keep daily tabs on that patient until they turn the corner. That way, if they go downhill really fast -- which patients with Ad14 infection can do -- they can get the more intensive medical care they may need."
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
For some reason people don't think twice about going to work or visiting friends and family if they're sick.
Oh it's just a cold. :shk: