Mutated Cold Virus Is A Killer

There's a mutated version of the common cold and it can be deadly. It's killed 10 people in the U.S. in the last 18 months.

An infectious diseases investigator with the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention says a new variant of an adenovirus
has caused at least 140 illnesses in New York, Oregon, Washington
and Texas.

It was called boot camp flu when hundreds of Air Force recruits
got sick earlier this year at Lackland Air Force base in Texas. One
19-year-old trainee died. The recruits were infected with a variety
of cold viruses but at least 100 had been infected by the more
virulent mutated virus.

In the CDC report, the earliest case of the mutated virus was
found in an infant girl in New York City, who died 12 days after
she was born last year.


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