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asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

Does adenovirus require isolation?

Prevention of Outbreaks
See 2007 Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings for more information. Adenoviruses are resistant to many common disinfectants and can remain infectious for long periods on environmental surfaces and medical instruments.

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Keeping this in consideration, is adenovirus a droplet precaution?

Maintain contact and droplet precautions for infected patients. The adenovirus vaccine is recommended for military personnel age 17-50 years who are entering basic training or may be at high risk for adenovirus infection (CDC, 2014).

Similarly, how can you prevent the spread of adenovirus?

  1. Clean your hands often with soap and water.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

In this way, how long are you contagious after adenovirus?

Adenovirus 14 (Ad14) facts Ad14 is contagious and is transmitted person to person and by touching contaminated surfaces. The incubation period averages about five to eight days, but the contagious period can last for weeks to months.

Is adenovirus infection contagious?

Adenovirus is highly contagious. Adenovirus can spread through droplets when someone with an infection coughs or sneezes. Fecal material (poop) can spread the infection via contaminated water, dirty diapers, and poor hand washing.

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