The Department of Health Services in the state has reported an outbreak of adenovirus in and around the college campuses of the state. The campuses include the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.
The cases of Adenovirus have also been confirmed at the UW-La Crosse and at the UW-Madison.
The DHS has said that it might be spreading somewhere else, however, people can mistake the symptoms for being symptoms of cold and this disease goes unreported.
UW Oshkosh has said that the two students had been diagnosed many weeks ago. The cases had been discovered as a part of the regular influenza monitoring for the state of the school.
The health officials have not considered this an outbreak yet as there are just two cases, however, the health officials of the state have defined this as an outbreak as they can see the cases in not just one location or community but over multiple locations and communities.
The adenovirus spreads easily, particularly when there are bigger groups of people. This can also spread by the sharing of air with someone who coughs or sneezes. It can also happen by the touching of a surface which is infected like a desktop or a doorknob and then touching one’s mouth, eyes, or nose where the virus can enter through a soft tissue or also through making contact with the human waste and sharing of water which has the virus in it like the swimming pool.
This virus may affect a lot of people in a different manner. It may cause symptoms that are flu-like or pneumonia or even diarrhea or pinkeye. It can cause inflammation in the bladder as well or in rare cases a few neurological diseases.