Adenoviruses can cause staining in the transparent layer called the cornea, which can reduce vision and is difficult to treat. Adenovirus infections can rarely cause more serious problems such as pneumonia, stomach and intestinal problems, and even death. So what is adenovirus, what are its symptoms?
Adenoviruses are medium-sized, non-enveloped viruses that contain an icosahedral nucleocapsid containing a double-stranded DNA genome. Adenoviruses come in many types. Depending on the virus type, adenoviruses can cause:
- Respiratory problems such as cough, fever and runny nose
- Throat ache
- Eye infections
These symptoms can last up to 10 days. Adenovirus infections can rarely cause more serious problems such as pneumonia, stomach and intestinal problems, and even death. Some people who are infected may need to be hospitalized. Adenovirus infection can be transmitted from person to person through the air (sneezing or coughing). Adenovirus can also spread through personal contact, such as touching an infected person or objects it has touched.
Effects of Adenovirus Vaccine
Several mild problems have been reported occurring within 2 weeks of being vaccinated the adenovirus vaccine:
Headache, upper respiratory tract infection (about 1 in 3 people)
Stuffy nose, sore throat, joint pain (about 1 in 6 people)
Abdominal pain, cough, nausea (about 1 in 7 people)
Diarrhea (about 1 in 10 people)
Fever (about 1 in 100 people)