Disease/Syndrome

Adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis

Category

Infection, Occupational

Acute/Chronic

Acute-Moderate

Synonyms

Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis; EKC; Shipyard conjunctivitis;

Biomedical References

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Comments

"Adenovirus survives for long periods on environmental surfaces; ophthalmologic instruments and equipment can become contaminated and transmit infection. Contaminated hands are also a major source of person-to-person transmission of adenovirus, both from patients to health care personnel and from health care personnel to patients." [CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel]

Latency/Incubation

5-12 days

Diagnostic

Culture; Paired sera; Detect antigens by immunofluorescence; DNA probe; [CCDM, p. 129]

ICD-9 Code

077.1

Reference Link

Surveillance and control of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis

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