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Adenovirus pseudo-outbreak associated with bronchoscopy

  • Walter C. Hellinger (a1), Heather C. Parth (a2), Brenda T. Smith (a2), Lisa L. Bickley (a3), Michael A. Bednarik (a4), Elma B. Reger (a5), D. Jane Hata (a5) and Anne-Carol Burke (a6)...


Introduction and regular application of multiplex polymerase chain reaction analysis of bronchoalveolar specimens for community-acquired respiratory viruses in January 2017 led to the identification of adenovirus in multiple patients in a surgical intensive unit in July 2017, which was attributed to a pseudo-outbreak.


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Author for correspondence: Walter C. Hellinger, MD, Email:


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