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Protect Yourself and Others

You can protect yourself and others from adenovirus infection by

  • washing your hands often with soap and water
  • covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • staying home when you are sick


Adenoviruses are common viruses that can infect anyone and make them sick. But, most illnesses are not serious. Adenoviruses most often cause respiratory illness. These viruses can also cause fever, diarrhea, pink eye (conjunctivitis), bladder infection (cystitis), or rash illness...


Common Ways to Get Adenoviruses

Adenoviruses usually spread from infected people to others through

  • close personal contact such as touching or shaking hands
  • the air by coughing and sneezing
  • touching objects or surfaces with adenoviruses on them then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes


Washing hands

Learn the Best Way to Wash Your Hands