CDC finds adenovirus cases related to EKC outbreak

An article from Vaccine News Daily
September 3, 2013
CDC finds adenovirus cases related to EKC outbreak

 

September 3, 2013 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on August 16 that stated six cases of human adenovirus in four states were reported and linked to an epidemic keratoconjunctivitis outbreak.

The six cases of adenovirus were reported in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota and New Jersey between 2008 and 2010. The outbreaks lead to community transmission, increased morbidity and cost and the temporary closing of several neonatal intensive-care units; health-care-associated transmission was reported in each case.

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