Identification of a new strain of fastidious enterovirus 70 as the causative agent of an outbreak of hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

L. M. Shulman, Y. Manor, R. Azar, R. Handsher, A. Vonsover, E. Mendelson, S. Rothman, D. Hassin, T. Halmut, B. Abramovitz, N. Varsano

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Abstract

A 1994 outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis in Israel was caused by an enterovirus 70 strain that was distinct from previously reported strains. Characterization was by electron microscopy (eye washes), reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR; eyewash, specimens, eye swabs, and tears), and sequence analysis of RT-PCR-amplified fragments from the 5' noncoding region and VP1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2145-2149
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

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