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The Search for Adenovirus 14 in Children in Houston, Texas

Laham, Federico R. MD*; Jewell, Alan M. BS†; Schoonover, Shauna L. BS†; Demmler, Gail J. MD*‡; Piedra, Pedro A. MD*†

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: July 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 7 - pp 653-654
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318168d25a
Brief Reports

Adenovirus (Ad)14 has recently emerged in the United States causing outbreaks of severe respiratory disease. To determine if Ad14 circulated in Houston, Texas, during the same time as an outbreak in military recruits in nearby San Antonio, 215 pediatric adenovirus isolates were serotyped using microneutralization. None were Ad14; Ad1, Ad2, and Ad3 were the most common identified serotypes.

From the *Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases; †Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine; and ‡Diagnostic Virology Laboratory, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX.

Accepted for publication January 14, 2008.

Address for correspondence: Federico R. Laham, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Mailstop BCM320, Houston, TX 77030. E-mail: laham@bcm.edu.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.