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How does an adenovirus infection spread?

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Adenovirus infections are very contagious. They can spread when someone who's infected coughs or sneezes. Droplets containing the virus fly into the air and land on surfaces.

Your child can catch the virus when she touches the hand of someone who has it or a toy or other object held by someone who has it and then touches her mouth, nose, or eyes. It spreads quickly with children because they’re more likely to put their hands on their face.

You also can get sick from eating food prepared by someone who didn't wash her hands properly after going to the bathroom.

From: What Are Adenovirus Infections? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Adenovirus Infections."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Adenovirus Infections in Children."

CDC: "Adenovirus," “Adenoviruses: Outbreaks.”

HealthyKids.org: "Adenovirus Infections."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Adenovirus Infections."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Adenovirus Infections in Children."

CDC: "Adenovirus," “Adenoviruses: Outbreaks.”

HealthyKids.org: "Adenovirus Infections."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

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