General Virology and DNA Viruses
An 11-year-old boy attending summer camp develops symptoms of sore throat, headache, fatigue, and conjunctivitis. He is seen by the camp medical staff and on examination is found to have a slight fever of 39. 8Â°C (103. 6Â°F), but no rash. Within the next 1-2 days, several of the other campers develop similar symptoms, which last for 5-7 days. The larger number of campers with similar symptoms indicates that a cmmon source of infection is causing the outbreak. Which of the following activities is the most likely source of the campers' infection?
|A||Hiking in wooded areas with tall grass|
|B||Sharing water canteens with other campers|
|C||Sleeping outdoors without protective netting|
|D||Swimming in the camp pond|
The campers’ symptoms are consistent with adenoviral conjunctivitis, which is commonly spread through contaminated swimming pools or ponds; answers A, B, C are incorrect.