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Notes from the Field: Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis Outbreak Associated with Human Adenovirus Type 8 - U.S. Virgin Islands, June-November 2016.

Abstract On October 11, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (USVI DOH) was notified by a local ophthalmologist of an unexpected increase in the number of patients with suspected epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) during the preceding month. EKC is a severe form of acute conjunctivitis caused by human adenoviruses (HAdVs). Clinical illness typically lasts 1 to 3 weeks and is usually self-limited; treatment is supportive (1). HAdVs can survive for weeks in the environment and are resistant to common disinfectants (2,3). USVI DOH and CDC investigated during October 11-November 29, 2016 to determine the scope of the outbreak, and provide infection control recommendations.
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Journal Title mmwr. morbidity and mortality weekly report
Publication Year Start




PMID- 28771460
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DA  - 20170803
DCOM- 20170808
LR  - 20170808
IS  - 1545-861X (Electronic)
IS  - 0149-2195 (Linking)
VI  - 66
IP  - 30
DP  - 2017 Aug 04
TI  - Notes from the Field: Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis Outbreak Associated with
      Human Adenovirus Type 8 - U.S. Virgin Islands, June-November 2016.
PG  - 811-812
LID - 10.15585/mmwr.mm6630a3 [doi]
AB  - On October 11, 2016, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (USVI DOH) was 
      notified by a local ophthalmologist of an unexpected increase in the number of
      patients with suspected epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) during the preceding 
      month. EKC is a severe form of acute conjunctivitis caused by human adenoviruses 
      (HAdVs). Clinical illness typically lasts 1 to 3 weeks and is usually
      self-limited; treatment is supportive (1). HAdVs can survive for weeks in the
      environment and are resistant to common disinfectants (2,3). USVI DOH and CDC
      investigated during October 11-November 29, 2016 to determine the scope of the
      outbreak, and provide infection control recommendations.
FAU - Killerby, Marie E
AU  - Killerby ME
FAU - Stuckey, Matthew J
AU  - Stuckey MJ
FAU - Guendel, Irene
AU  - Guendel I
FAU - Sakthivel, Senthilkumar
AU  - Sakthivel S
FAU - Lu, Xiaoyan
AU  - Lu X
FAU - Erdman, Dean D
AU  - Erdman DD
FAU - Schneider, Eileen
AU  - Schneider E
FAU - Fagan, Ryan
AU  - Fagan R
FAU - Davis, Michelle S
AU  - Davis MS
FAU - Watson, John T
AU  - Watson JT
FAU - Gerber, Susan I
AU  - Gerber SI
FAU - Biggs, Holly M
AU  - Biggs HM
FAU - Ellis, Esther M
AU  - Ellis EM
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20170804
PL  - United States
TA  - MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
JT  - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
JID - 7802429
SB  - IM
MH  - Adenoviruses, Human/*classification/isolation & purification
MH  - Adolescent
MH  - Adult
MH  - Aged
MH  - Aged, 80 and over
MH  - Child
MH  - Child, Preschool
MH  - Cross Infection
MH  - *Disease Outbreaks
MH  - *Epidemics
MH  - Female
MH  - Humans
MH  - Infant
MH  - Keratoconjunctivitis/*epidemiology/*virology
MH  - Male
MH  - Middle Aged
MH  - Ophthalmology
MH  - United States Virgin Islands/epidemiology
MH  - Young Adult
EDAT- 2017/08/05 06:00
MHDA- 2017/08/09 06:00
CRDT- 2017/08/04 06:00
AID - 10.15585/mmwr.mm6630a3 [doi]
PST - epublish
SO  - MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Aug 4;66(30):811-812. doi:
      10.15585/mmwr.mm6630a3.