Adenovirus Vaccines: What Are They All About

by Catherine J. Frompovich

According to Boston Children’s Hospital,

Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that cause respiratory (breathing) illnesses, such as a common cold, conjunctivitis (an infection in the eye), croup, bronchitis, bronchiolitis (inflammation of the lower airways) and pneumonia. 

Most adenovirus infections are mild. Adenoviruses can also cause urinary or intestinal tract infections. [1]

The best way to avoid infection is frequent hand washing. That also is the best advice for avoiding any type of communicable infectious disease. Some folks refrain from hand shaking anymore, which is not a bad idea. I’ve been observing that practice for many years, especially since I observed how many women and children do not wash their hands after using toilet facilities in public rest rooms.

Adenoviruses account for about 10 percent of acute respiratory infections in children along with frequent bouts of diarrhea. These viruses are not seasonally active but can be contracted anytime throughout the year. Common sore throats (pharyngitis) can be caused by an adenovirus.

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There are a few types of adenovirus that cause different illnesses in different areas of the body, for instance, a strain can cause infection of the lining of the eyelids (conjunctivitis). Another can infect the breathing passages (common cold) and lungs, which could develop into pneumonia if not treated properly. Other strains can affect the bowel (diarrhea) and/or bladder (cystitis). Fever and sore throat can be common symptoms with many strains.

There are 57 human adenoviral serotypes (HadV-1 to -57). To see what some of them look like under a microscope, please see The Big Picture Book of Viruses: Adenoviridae. Some animal adenoviruses are listed, which ought to indicate the necessity for washing hands thoroughly after handling animals, especially after children have visited petting zoos. See this. Maybe having sanitary wipes in the car wouldn’t be a bad idea. Coincidentally, in China there are oncolytic adenovirus treatments for cancer. [2]

Adenovirus types 40 and 41 are the common cause of gastroenteritis, which can cause diarrhea and vomiting. ARD [acute respiratory distress] is most often associated with adenovirus types 4 and 7 in the United States. [3] However, there is another virus – rotavirus, which can cause a severe form of diarrhea in infants and toddlers, and exists as 5 species, A thru E – that can cause gastrointestinal distress. Rotavirus A causes about 90 percent of infections in humans. Even then, co-infections by adenoviruses and enterovirus and cytomegalovirus have been implicated in cases of intussusception (intestinal obstruction) associated with rotavirus infections. [3a]

Perilla FrutescensThe dangerous aspect of adenovirus infections, especially gastroenteritis, is dehydration. The very young and the elderly are more susceptible to becoming dehydrated, and may need intravenous rehydration to prevent falling into a comma. Adenovirus infections sometimes can be considered – or even incorrectly diagnosed as influenza – unless the appropriate diagnostic samples: sputum, urine, stool, and blood, are collected from the patient and properly analyzed.

The U.S. Department of Defense reintroduced adenovirus vaccination for military personnel in October of 2011. At MILVAX, Military Vaccine Agency one can become familiar with vaccines used by the military vaccination program. After one clicks through the website to vaccine package inserts, the first insert that comes up is Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine, Live, Oral Enteric Coated Tablets for Oral Administration. [4]

Here are some issues that need highlighting and comments made, I think.

1. The tablets should be swallowed, not chewed or crushed, in order to avoid releasing the live adenovirus into the upper respiratory tract or out into the open air. The pills are coated purposely to dissolve within the intestinal tract where the virus will become active thereby giving vaccinees a “case of adenovirus” type 4 and type 7. The vaccinee’s reaction depends upon an individual’s immune system and how it handles the intentional case of adenovirus infection in order to build antigen responses.

2. Under Contraindications, pregnancy is listed. Another manufacturer’s package insert says that pregnancy should be avoided for 6 weeks following receiving the adenovirus vaccine.

3. Further along it states that it is not known if the vaccine can cause fetal harm or affect reproduction capability. Shouldn’t the appropriate pre-clinical reproductive toxicity studies have been conducted before this vaccine was approved by the U.S. FDA?

4. Another Contraindication is severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis [possible causing death] to any component of the vaccine; or if one cannot swallow a pill without chewing, then they should not take the pills.

5. The vaccine viruses can shed in the stool for up to 28 days. Personal hygiene is paramount and puts others who use shared toilet facilities at possible risk of contracting the infection.

6. Vaccinees, those who are vaccinated, should not come in close contact with children under 7 years of age, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals for 28 days following vaccination. Does that mean a self-imposed ‘quarantine’ of sorts?

7. Here’s the scary part: Each tablet contains albumin, a derivative of human blood. And, a theoretical risk for transmission of Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, which is a fatal brain disease commonly referred to as “human mad-cow disease.” However, the vaccine package insert notes that no cases of CJD have been identified from human albumin. Clearly, we need to be concerned about those vaccines that contain human or bovine (cow) albumin, or are made with blood products derived from cattle (like fetal calf serum). To the extent that this information is available, these components are listed in Catherine’s new book, Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines. Furthermore, could there be a possibility of homologous recombination? “Homologous recombination is conserved across all three domains of life as well as viruses, suggesting that it is a nearly universal biological mechanism.” [5]

Now here’s the absolute ironic part! Under Solicited Adverse Reactions, we find

a. Stuffy nose 

b. Cough 

c. Sore throat 

d. Stomach pain 

e. Headache 

f. Diarrhea 

g. Nausea 

h. Joint pain 

These are the very symptoms of the disease caused by the viruses against which vaccinees are inoculated and supposedly ‘immunized’ from contracting. Hey! You just got infected.

Apparently, there is much to question in vaccines, especially after reading vaccines’ package inserts.

Optimize Your Health with Highly Absorbable Silver FuzionDoesn’t it sound as if a healthy person is being intentionally made sick by the live viruses in the vaccines? This, unfortunately, is an almost certain outcome when it comes to oral vaccination with any live-virus vaccines. Here’s a classic example: In 2011 during the oral polio vaccination campaign in India, 47,500 vaccinated children came down with vaccine associated paralysis (NPAFP)! [6, 7]

Notice that they have given this paralysis a different name rather than simply calling it vaccinated children’s paralytic polio, which it obviously is. The new name allows for skewing statistics regarding paralytic polio, even when vaccinees become paralyzed! Notice, they don’t label it Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a different paralyzing syndrome caused by other vaccines and their reactions. Oh, the games they play in the name of “vaccinology,” the pseudoscience associated with vaccines and vaccination!

Something that needs to be highlighted, I think, is that anytime a vaccinee receives a live-virus vaccine – like in the adenovirus vaccine discussed above – the vaccinee can come down with the very symptoms of the disease, which may be milder, the same as, or worse than the real disease, depending upon the individual’s immune system and how it reacts to the deliberate introduction of such vaccines’ live viruses into the vaccinee. In this case, the live viruses in the vaccine are two adenoviruses that vaccinees may or may not have any risk of contracting even if the vaccinees are exposed to them in the future.

Pondering on the above information, one may be prompted to ask, “Is this the portent of things to come?” Will the military’s reintroduction of the live adenovirus vaccine become the accepted study that confirms and allows for the introduction of this and other live-virus vaccines into society in general?


[3a], page 674, when discussing
intussusception [IS],“An infective aetiology is further suggested by the presence, in about
50% of children with IS, of viral shedding in the stools, together with the demonstration of
virus particles in pathologic specimens.7 Most evidence implicates adenovirus.8-11 Other
commonly suggested viral causes include enterovirus and cytomegalovirus.8”

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

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