Recombinant Adenovirus (AdV) Type 3 and Type 14 Isolated From a Fatal Case of Pneumonia

Rev Med Microbiol. 2010 Apr;21(2):28-30. doi: 10.1097/MRM.0b013e3283393523.


We report a fatal case of pneumonia apparently due to adenovirus infection in a 53-year-old male who had recently returned from Iraq. The isolate was identified by sequence analysis as AdV3 and AdV14. Based on restriction analysis (REA), the virus appeared to be a recombinant virus containing properties of both AdV3 and AdV14 rather than a coinfection with these two viruses.