An outbreak of adenovirus D8 keratoconjunctivitis in Leicester, United Kingdom, from March to August 2019

Oliver T.R. Toovey, Priti Kulkarni, Joicy David, Ayushi Patel, Florence Y. Lai, Joyce Burns, Catherine Thompson, Joanna Ellis, Julian W. Tang*

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Abstract

We report a large epidemic (n = 126) of keratoconjunctivitis predominantly with two lineages of adenovirus (AdV) type D8 in patients seen in eye casualty between march and August 2019. Other AdV species identified by viral sequencing included B, C, and E. Despite various features of more severe eye disease being present, these were not significantly different between the different AdV species, with similar rates of pseudomembrane formation and keratitis observed in patients with AdV species B as for those with AdV species D.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3969-3973
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

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Keywords

  • UK
  • adenovirus
  • community
  • incidence
  • keratoconjunctivitis
  • nosocomial
  • outbreak
  • transmission

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