An outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivtis in a pediatric unit due to adenovirus type 8.

OBJECTIVES To investigate and control an outbreak of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) occurring in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to determine signs specific for EKC in newborns. DESIGN Outbreak investigation and case-control study. SETTING NICU of a 1,600-bed university hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. PATIENTS Case-patients were… CONTINUE READING