Adenovirus 14 Infection (Killer Cold Virus)

  • Medical Author:
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

  • Medical Editor: Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP

    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP

    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.

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Where can people get more information about the killer cold virus (Adenovirus 14)?

The following sites may provide additional information about Ad14:

"Key Facts and Q&As About Adenovirus 14," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Adenoviruses," Medscape

"Outbreak of Adenovirus 14 Respiratory Illness -- Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, 2008," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Structure and Classification of Viruses," Medical Microbiology

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease


Kajon, A.E., X. Lu, D.D. Erdman , et al. "Molecular Epidemiology and Brief History of Emerging Adenovirus 14-Associated Respiratory Disease in the United States." J Infect Dis. 202.1 (2010): 93-103.

O'Flanagan, D., J. O'Donnell, L. Domegan, et al. "First Reported Cases of Human Adenovirus Serotype14p1 Infection, Ireland, October 2009 to July 2010." Euro. Surveill. 16.8 (2011).

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