Adenovirus Infections

What is Adenovirus?

Adenoviruses are common viruses infecting the lining of your eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They cause fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and pink eye.These infections cause mild symptoms but heal in few days.It can be serious in people with weaker immune systems.

How does one get affected?

Infections are very contagious which can spread when someone who’s infected coughs or sneezes. Droplets containing the virus contaminate air and land surfaces.


Each type of adenovirus can affect differently:

Bronchitis : Cough, runny nose, fever, chills
Colds and other respiratory infections: Stuffy and runny nose, cough, sore throat, and swollen glands.
Croup: Barking cough, trouble breathing, high-pitched sound when breathing in.
Ear infection : Ear pain, irritability, fever
Pink eye (conjunctivitis): Red eyes, discharge from your eyes, tearing, feeling like there’s something in your eye.
Pneumonia : Fever, cough, trouble breathing.
Stomach and intestinal infections: Diarrhea, vomiting, headache, fever, stomach cramps.
Swelling of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis and encephalitis): Headache, fever, stiff neck, nausea, and vomiting (this is rare).
Urinary tract infections: Burning and pain while urinating, frequent need to go, blood in your urine.
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