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This image was taken during an in-progress investigation by Malaysian Field Epidemiology Training Program (MFETP) resident, Dr. Thilaka Chinnaya, during which time it was found that overcrowding, and poor ventilation contributed to an outbreak of nosocomial adenovirus type-7, among 32 young children in a pediatric ward in Johor, Malaysia in 2012. It was determined that partitions placed in front, and between the cubicles of the pediatric wards, had caused the conditions, which facilitated the transmission of disease.
Additional Information:
“Adenoviruses are usually spread from an infected person to others through:

- close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands

- the air by coughing and sneezing

- touching an object or surface with adenoviruses on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands”

“Some adenoviruses can spread through an infected person’s stool, for example, during diaper changing. Adenovirus can also spread through the water, such as swimming pools, but this is less common.”

“Sometimes the virus can be shed for months after a person recovers from an adenovirus infection. This “virus shedding” usually occurs without any symptoms, even though the person can still spread adenovirus to other people.”

For more on types of adenoviruses, or the FETP, see the links below.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Thilaka Chinnaya, Malaysia
Creation Date:2012
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Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Division of Viral Diseases; Adenoviruses
CDC – Global Health; Global Health Protection & Security; Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
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