An epidemic of picornavirus and adenovirus conjunctivitis

Chaturvedi, U. C. ; Mathur, A. ; Singh, U. K. ; Kapoor, A. K. ; Mehrotra, R. M. ; Saxena, R. C. (1975) An epidemic of picornavirus and adenovirus conjunctivitis British Journal of Ophthalmology, 59 (8). pp. 439-443. ISSN 0007-1161

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A pandemic of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis occurred in south-east Asia during 1970 and 1971, and became epidemic in Lucknow in May 1971. From the conjunctival swabs adenovirus-like agents were isolated in monkey kidney tissue culture; one was typed as adenovirus 2. In paired sera rising antibody titres were found against an adeno-like agent isolated and the picornavirus (EC2/71) isolated in Singapore. The epidemics in south-east Asia were caused by a picornavirus while in Lucknow both adenovirus and picornavirus appeared to be implicated.

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