TITLE

Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis Outbreaks Caused by Coxsackievirus A24v -- Uganda and Southern Sudan, 2010

AUTHOR(S)
Wamala, J.; Makumbi, I.; Mugagga, M.; Bakamutumaho, B.; Wasike, S.; Downing, R.; Kirbak, A. Laku; Ugiji, T.; Hassen, J. John; Abias, A. Gordon; Lagu, J.; Atem, N.; Yona, K. M.; Abubakar, A.; Njenga, M. K.; Gikundi, S.; Nderitu, L.; Rogers, S. L.; Oberste, M. S.; Pallansch, M.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/20/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 32, p1024
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC) outbreaks caused by coxsackievirus A24v in Uganda and Southern Sudan in 2010. As of August, reported cases of AHC in Uganda and Southern Sudan reached 6, 818 and 428, respectively. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to test conjunctival swabs from persons with this red eye syndrome for enterovirus ribonucleic acid (RNA). Patients are advised to seek medical care if secondary bacterial infection is suspected.
ACCESSION #
54354583

 

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