[Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Volume 23, Number 6—June 2017 / Dispatch
Febrile Respiratory Illness Associated with Human Adenovirus Type 55 in South Korea Military, 2014–2016
Hongseok Yoo, Se Hun Gu, Jaehun Jung, Dong Hyun Song, Changgyo Yoon, Duck Jin Hong, Eun Young Lee, Woong Seog, Il-Ung Hwang, Daesang Lee, Seong Tae Jeong2 , and Kyungmin Huh2
Author affiliations: Armed Forces Capital Hospital, Seongnam, South Korea (H. Yoo, D.J. Hong, E.Y. Lee, K. Huh); Agency for Defense Development, Daejeon, South Korea (S.H. Gu, D.H. Song, D. Lee, S.T. Jeong); Armed Forces Medical Command, Seongnam (J. Jung, C. Yoon, W. Seog, I.-U. Hwang)
An outbreak of febrile respiratory illness associated with human adenovirus (HAdV) occurred in the South Korea military during the 2014–15 influenza season and thereafter. Molecular typing and phylogenetic analysis of patient samples identified HAdV type 55 as the causative agent. Emergence of this novel HAdV necessitates continued surveillance in military and civilian populations.
Keywords: Adenovirus; Institutional Outbreaks; Adenovirus 55; South Korea.