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Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010

Research

Spread of Adenovirus to Geographically Dispersed Military Installations, May–October 2007

Jill S. Trei1, Natalie M. JohnsComments to Author , Jason L. Garner, Lawrence B. Noel, Brian V. Ortman, Kari L. Ensz, Matthew C. Johns, Michel L. Bunning, and Joel C. Gaydos
Author affiliations: United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, USA (J.S. Trei, N.M. Johns, J.L. Garner, M.C. Johns); Air Education and Training Command, San Antonio (L.B. Noel, B.V. Ortman); Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA (K.L. Ensz); Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio (M.L. Bunning); Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (J.C. Gaydos)

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Table 2

Demographic data, symptoms, and other information collected from 220 patients with positive test results for adenovirus serotype B14, May 25–October 31, 2007*

Parameter
Value
Median age, y (range), n = 216 19 (17–29)
Gender
F 23 (10.5)
M
197 (89.5)
Base where stationed
Goodfellow AFB, TX 8 (3.6)
Hurlburt Field, FL 2 (0.9)
Keesler AFB, MS 16 (7.3)
Sheppard AFB, TX 188 (85.5)
Vandenberg AFB, CA
6 (2.7)
Signs and symptoms
Body aches 154 (70.0)
Chest pain 38 (17.3)
Chills 183 (83.2)
Conjunctivitis 24 (10.9)
Cough 172 (78.2)
Diarrhea 42 (19.1)
Dyspnea 36 (16.4)
Earache 60 (27.3)
Fatigue 173 (78.6)
Headache 167 (75.9)
Runny nose 93 (42.3)
Sinus congestion 135 (61.4)
Sore throat 200 (90.9)
Stiffness 89 (40.5)
Vomiting
39 (17.7)
Median clinical temperature
101°F
Placed on quarters 191 (86.8)
Time on quarters, n = 125
24 h 108 (86.4)
48 h 13 (10.4)
72 h
4 (3.2)
Hospitalized
1 (0.5)
Received influenza vaccine
68 (30.9)
Recent travel 147 (66.8)
Recent travel locations, n = 147
Lackland AFB, TX 143 (97.3)
Keesler AFB, MS 2 (1.3)
Albuquerque, NM 1 (0.7)
Panama City, FL 1 (0.7)

*Values are no. (%) except as specified. Complete information not available for all patients; n values given when below 220. All locations in United States. AFB, Air Force Base; TX, Texas; FL, Florida; MS, Mississippi; CA, California; NM, New Mexico.

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1Current affiliation: Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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