An outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis in central Minnesota

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dc.contributor.author Mokhbat, Jacques E.
dc.contributor.author Kuritsky, Joel N.
dc.contributor.author Weaver, John H.
dc.contributor.author Bernard, Keneth W.
dc.contributor.author Hatch, Milford H.
dc.contributor.author Osterholm, Micheal T.
dc.contributor.author Patriarca, Peter A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-13T13:04:52Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-13T13:04:52Z
dc.date.copyright 1983 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-02-13
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9394 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5230
dc.description.abstract The only confirmed outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis in the continental United States during 1982 occurred in Brainerd, Minnesota. The disease first appeared in a 27-year-old woman during a trip to Tahiti. The patient's two daughters (8 months old and 3 years old) developed mild conjunctivitis two days later. Although the symptoms of all three had completely resolved before they arrived in Brainerd, illness compatible with acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis developed in five other individuals who shared a house with them there. Symptoms appeared within two days in four of the five and within three days in the fifth. All five had high neutralizing antibody titers to enterovirus 70 (1:128, 1:32, 1:32, 1:128, and 1:256) and one had high antibody titers to coxsackievirus A24 which may cause similar symptoms (<1:4 in all cases). The symptoms resolved without sequelae in all five patients within five days. These cases demonstrated that a person who is no longer symptomatic can still infect others and that an infected person can transmit enterovirus 70 for at least eight days after the onset of symptoms. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title An outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis in central Minnesota en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200902719 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal American Journal of Ophthalmology en_US
dc.journal.volume 96 en_US
dc.journal.issue 4 en_US
dc.article.pages 449-452 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9394(14)77907-3 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Kuritsky, J. N., Weaver, J. H., Bernard, K. W., Mokhbat, J. E., Hatch, M. H., Osterholm, M. T., & Patriarca, P. A. (1983). An outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis in central Minnesota. American journal of ophthalmology, 96(4), 449-452. en_US
dc.author.email jacques.mokhbat@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002939414779073 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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