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Volume 8, Number 3—March 2002


Molecular Epidemiology of Adenovirus Type 7 in the United States, 1966–20001

Dean D. Erdman*Comments to Author , Wanhong Xu*, Susan I. Gerber†, Gregory C. Gray‡, David Schnurr§, Adriana E. Kajon¶, and Larry J. Anderson*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago, Illinois, USA; ‡Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, USA; §California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California, USA; ¶Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA;

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Table 4

Recognized civilian outbreaks of human adenovirus 7 (Ad7) respiratory disease, United States, 1996–2000

Location Date Setting No. casesa No. deaths No. Ad7 isolates No. restriction Genome type
Houma, LAb June 1996 Pediatric chronic-care facility 13 7 4 2 7d2
Memphis, TNc Mar 1997 Community acquired 47 1 26 0 nd
Chicago, ILd Nov 1998 Pediatric chronic-care facility 31 8 11 11 7d2
and tertiary hospital 37 0 6 6 "
New York City, NYe Oct 1999 Chronic-care facility for 33 7 15 15 7bvar
mentally disabled persons
Des Moines, IAf Oct 2000 Pediatric chronic-care facility 20 4 9 9 7d2
aSuspected and confirmed cases of Ad7 respiratory disease.
bRobert Gohd, Children's Hospital, New Oreleans, LA (pers. comm.).
fMichael Buley, Iowa Dept of Public Health, Des Moines, IA (pers. comm.).
cMitchell et al. (16).
dGerber et al. (17).
eJennifer Calder, The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY (manuscript in preparation).

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1These data were presented in part at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, July 16-19, 2000, Atlanta, GA.