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    Posted: February 03 2018 at 2:47pm
MSN has an article on Adenovirus and says this is out in the public and doing damage. We have a vaccine for it but only for the military. It is not common enough virus for vaccine producers to make it for the general public.   It is scary none the less.

"As with many viruses, there's not a good treatment for adenovirus, although the antiviral cidofovir has helped some people with severe infections.
And adenoviruses are very hard to kill. Reports indicate they can survive on plastic and metal surfaces— think countertops and hospital tables— for a month. Some formulations of alcohol and chlorhexidine do not kill them easily, tests have shown, although chlorine does."
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Yep!  It is a nasty, Flumom.  It is one of the causes of pneumonia.
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A very common virus infection that is not often discussed by the medical community.  

Adenovirus infection in healthy adults usually resolves without complications, but it can be a nasty, cold-like infection in bad cases. 

In immunodeficiency cases, it can be very fatal. 

This is a good writeup:

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