Adenovirus

cause
a family of more than 40 viruses that cause infection
spread
person to person via the virus
incubation
After illness fades away, the virus persists in in tonsils, adenoids, and other lymph tissue. They continue to reproduce constantly and slowly.
symptoms
infections of the eyes, upper respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal system
communicability
shortly prior to and for the duration of the active disease
prevention
frequent hand washing, but there is no way to completely prevent adenoviral infections
treatment
no specific antiviral available; cidofovir has shown promise in the treatment of adenoviral ocular infections
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