Many viruses have viral envelopes covering their protein capsids. Adenoviruses do not.
Adenovirus has an icosahedral capsid with 20 identical, equilateral triangular faces.
This genome is linear as opposed to circular.
The Adenovirus genome consists of double-stranded DNA.
Adenovirus can present with a sore throat caused by pharyngitis.
This virus can cause conjunctivitis, which is inflamed eyes, usually without pus formation.
Adenovirus can cause a high fever that lasts 4-5 days.
Adenovirus is often found in summer camps and referred to as pool fever because it can be spread in public swimming pools.
Adenovirus is commonly spread in day care centers.
Hemorrhagic cystitis is defined by dysuria, hematuria, and hemorrhage. Adenovirus is the most common cause of acute viral hemorrhagic cystitis in children.
Adenovirus can cause viral pneumonia.
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