DHS investigating outbreak of adenovirus on college campuses

DHS investigating outbreak of adenovirus on college campuses
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is investigating multiple cases of adenovirus on college campuses around the state.

According to a news release, the infection can cause respiratory illness, pneumonia or death.

The release did not say which campuses are being investigated, but it did say someone can get adenovirus by breathing in the air from someone who is infected; touching or shaking hands with someone who is infected; touching a surface with the virus on it; or having contact with water that has the virus.

Officials said antibiotics do not work on the virus, and anyone with symptoms should see a doctor and stay home from work or school.

DHS said it is working with local health departments, the CDC and college and university health services to prevent and track the outbreaks.

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