By Mike Hellgren

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — At least 35 cases of adenovirus have been reported at the University of Maryland, College Park, attended by an 18-year-old who died of complications from the respiratory infection last month.

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News outlets report that the university on Wednesday confirmed the count, which has climbed by five in a week. The university had announced that its dorms will be thoroughly disinfected to fight the outbreak over winter break in February.

Ten samples have been confirmed as adenovirus 7, a strain that can cause particularly severe illness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the campus outbreak. The first case was reported Nov. 1.

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Freshman Olivia Paregol was immunosuppressed because of medication for Crohn’s disease and died Nov. 18.

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