General Virology and DNA Viruses
A 2-year-old child attending daycare develops diarrhea and gastroenteritis as a result of an adenoviral infection. Which of the following adenoviral serotypes would most likely be responsible for this girl's illness?
a. Adenoviral types 40, 41, and 42 have been shown to be associated with gastrointestinal disease in infants; answers A, B, C, and D are incorrect:
b. Adenoviral types 4 and 7, commonly cause upper respiratory infections in military recruits; adenoviral types 19 and 37 have been implicated in causing epidemic keratoconjunctivitis.