Acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis outbreak in the city of Fortaleza, northeast Brazil.

  title={Acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis outbreak in the city of Fortaleza, northeast Brazil.},
  author={Fernanda Edna Ara{\'u}jo Moura and Daniel Canamary Silveira Ribeiro and N Gurgel and A C da Silva Mendes and Fernando Neto Tavares and Cristiane Nobrega Gularte Tim{\'o}teo and Edson Elias da Silva},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={90 9},
BACKGROUND/AIM Between February and May 2003 an epidemic of acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis affected more than 200 000 people in all five geographic regions of Brazil (north, south, midwestern, southeast, and northeast). The aim was to identify the aetiological agent and to describe clinical aspects of this outbreak in a group of patients treated at the ophthalmology department of the Hospital Walter Cantídio (OD-HWC) at the Universidade Federal do Ceará, in the city of Fortaleza, capital of… CONTINUE READING


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