Adenovirus type 3 outbreak in Connecticut associated with a novel variant

Marie L. Landry, Mark G. Lebeck, Ana W. Capuano, Troy McCarthy, Gregory C. Gray

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An adenovirus outbreak occurred in New Haven, Connecticut in 2006-2007. Molecular typing revealed a twofold increase in adenovirus type 3 infections. Restriction enzyme analysis (REA) indicated that the CT outbreak was largely due to a marked increase in the novel Ad3a51 strain. This outbreak represents the first detection of Ad3a51 in the United States. While most infections were mild, children under 3 were at increased risk for severe disease and one patient with underlying disease died.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1380-1384
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenoviridae
  • Adenovirus
  • Communicable diseases
  • Emerging
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Outbreak
  • Respiratory tract diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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