Human adenoviruses are nonenveloped viruses with an icosahedral nucleocapsid containing a double stranded DNA genome. Adenoviruses are unusually stable to chemical or physical agents and adverse pH conditions, allowing for prolonged survival outside of the body and water. Adenoviruses are spread primarily via respiratory droplets. They are involved in multiple diseases like respiratory tract infections, conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis, gastroenteritis. Adenoviruses have been also recognized as significant viral pathogens with high morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised patients.
R-DiaAdenoTM will be validated on geneLEAD VIII allowing the qualitative detection by real-time PCR of human Adenovirus in clinical specimens (nasopharyngeal swabs in GLY Medium) from patients potentially infected by this virus.