15 January 2021
Diarrhoea-Associated Human Adenovirus Structure Mapped for the First Time
Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
HUMAN adenovirus (HAdV) types F40 and F41 are prominent causes of diarrhoea and diarrhoea-associated mortality in more than 50,000 young children worldwide annually. For the first time, researchers have successfully mapped the structure of an enteric HAdV-F41 that may in the long term aid in the treatment for other viral diseases, including coronavirus disease (COVID-19).