An outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis caused by a new intermediate adenovirus 22/H8 identified by molecular typing.

Institut für Virologie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, 30625, Germany.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 9.37). 11/2006; 43(7):e64-6. DOI:10.1086/507533
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ABSTRACT In a 4-week period, 12 patients contracted adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis. Eight of these patients had visited the same ophthalmologist's practice before onset of symptoms. Adenovirus was detected in swab specimens obtained from 9 patients. Sequence-based typing of 2 isolates revealed type 22/H8. This is, to our knowledge, the first report of a keratoconjunctivitis outbreak caused by an intermediate adenovirus type 22/H8.

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