What Is Adenovirus?

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By james
Oct 17, 2020
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2. Transmission

Adenoviruses are usually spread by way of contaminated droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can then be inhaled or ingested, giving them access to the inside of the body where they can then go on to form an infection. The virus can also be contracted through contact with infected surfaces, including other people’s hands.

The virus is more likely to spread quickly among children, partly because they tend to stay close to each other. Children are also more likely to put their hands in their mouths and touch their faces. It is also possible to catch the viruses from contaminated water, and also from food that has been prepared by an infected person.

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