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UMD learns of 22 adenovirus cases; ask community to ignore flu-like symptoms

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Posted at 8:19 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 20:22:52-05

The University of Maryland urges the community to take proper precautions after learning of 22 confirmed cases Friday. 

University officials said, five specimens have returned from the CDC and four are Adenovirus 7. A stain that's likely to cause more severe illness, particularly for those with chronic medical problems like asthma, diabetes or illnesses that lower their immune system or those who take medicine that lowers their immune system.

UMD also said it is very important to be vigilant of flu-like symptoms such as, high fever and cough/sore throat, vomiting/diarrhea and to visit a physician within 48 hours of developing symptoms.

Of the recent 22 cases, a number of students were sick with the virus in early November, but have recovered.