Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis due to enterovirus 70 has caused extensive outbreaks in tropical areas since 1969.
Between December 1, 1990, and March 4, 1991, an outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis due to enterovirus 70 occurred in American Samoa, where an outbreak due to the same agent had occurred in 1981.
A survey of 5% of the households (134 households, 1,095 individuals) was conducted throughout the island of Tutuila.
The outbreak affected 58% of the population, with age-specific attack rates greater than 50% for all age groups except children younger than 2 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Conjonctivite hemorragique épidémique, Virose, Infection, Foyer infectieux, Sexe, Enterovirus 70, Enterovirus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Epidémiologie, Oeil pathologie, Homme, Zone tropicale, Sérologie, Conjonctive pathologie, Samoa, Polynésie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemic hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, Viral disease, Infection, Infectious focus, Sex, Enterovirus 70, Enterovirus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Epidemiology, Eye disease, Human, Tropical zone, Serology, Samoa, Polynesia, Oceania
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Code Inist : 002B05C02B. Création : 199406.