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The Adenovirus is a nonenveloped virus that affects the respiratory tract, the eyes, and the urinary tract. The virus accounts for nearly 10% of respiratory infections in young children and babies. The virus, however, can affect adults as well. The dangers of the virus are that an affected person can either display no symptoms or the most severe of symptoms. Like all many virus that affect humans, a vaccine was created against the Adenovirus. The vaccine created against the adenovirus, however, has become unavailable putting many at risk, including the U.S. military. Urgent Attention Needed to Restore Lapsed Adenovirus Vaccine Availability: A Letter Report presents the Committee on a Strategy for Minimizing the Impact of Naturally Occurring Infectious Diseases of Military Importance: Vaccine Issues in the U.S. Military's findings and recommendations concerning the lapsed adenovirus vaccine.