Saturday, November 17, 2007

Killer Cold Virus Caused 10 Deaths

Are you feeling bad?
Think it is just a cold?
Well it could be a little more serious then that:

Virulent form of cold virus worries experts
Will Dunham , ReutersPublished: Thursday, November 15, 2007

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new and virulent strain of adenovirus, which frequently causes the common cold, killed 10 people in parts of the United States earlier this year and put dozens into hospitals, U.S. health officials said on Thursday.

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report detailed cases of people ill in May of 2006 and from March to June of 2007 with a strain of the virus called adenovirus 14 in New York, Oregon, Washington state and Texas.

"Whether you're a healthy young adult, an infant or an elderly person, this virus can cause severe respiratory disease at any age," said John Su, who investigates infectious diseases for the CDC and contributed to the report.

An enlarged view of an adenovirus particle. The viral capsid is an icosahedron with 12 antenna-like fiber projections that function to attach the virus to the cell surface during infection. A new and virulent strain of adenovirus, which frequently causes the common cold, has spread in parts of the United States, killing 10 people and putting dozens into hospitals, health officials said on Thursday. REUTERS/Handout

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Here are links to other reports on this story:

Resurgent Severe Cold Virus Spreading In US With Fatalities Medical News Today

Adenovirus Cold Spreads In USA

New strain of cold virus claims 10 lives in USXinhua, China - 21 hours agoLOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- A virulent new form of cold virus has caused the deaths of 10 people and sickness in more than 360 others in the United ...

Officials: cold-virus mutant kills 10 in USXinhua, China - Nov 15, 2007BEIJING, Nov. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- US health officials said Thursday that a mutated version of a common cold virus is spreading across the United States and ...

New Form of Virus Has Caused 10 Deaths in 18 MonthsNew York Times, United States - Nov 15, 2007By AP A new, unusually virulent form of a virus that can cause colds and other respiratory infections has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, ...

Officials say new bug killed 10 in US and has touched OregonMSNBC - Nov 15, 2007Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that are not considered lethal. But a new variant has caused at least 140 illnesses in New York, Texas, ...

CDC: New respiratory bug has killed 1, sickened 4 in WASeattle Post Intelligencer - Nov 15, 2007By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP AP WRITER SEATTLE -- A Pierce County woman who also had AIDS died earlier this year from a mutated version of a common cold ...

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