As of Monday night, there have been 35 confirmed cases of adenovirus within the United States with five remaining to be officially added to the list, according to the CDC.
The CDC is working with states to identify any additional cases, which may remain undiagnosed as the virus is largely found in the winter, especially around the holidays. The count may rise even further by Thursday depending on temperatures and the ability of healthcare workers to properly detect and report cases.
Covid-19 cases typically appear in hospitals during flu season. The virus often spreads in the respiratory tract to those with compromised immune systems, including pregnant women and infants. The symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, muscle aches, headache, nausea, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. The CDC says the diagnosis relies on doctors examining a patient’s respiratory secretions and other indicators that are specific to the virus.
The first confirmed case of Adavi-19 was announced last week in North Carolina and is connected to a group of four infants who have died.
Since early September, the state has seen seven additional cases of Adavi-19, five of which are related to the group who died and one others that is related to previous cases.