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Adenovirus is normally harmless—here's why some outbreaks turn deadly

Here's what you need to know about the adenovirus.
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Adenoviruses are similar, structurally and in the way they affect the body, to the common cold’s rhinovirus. They typically cause mild to severe cases of upper-respiratory illnesses, but occasionally can also cause pneumonia, diarrhea, and pink-eye.

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This past week, New Jersey State Health Officials the deaths of seven children, all residents of a rehabilitation center in the state’s town of

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