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Epidemiologist Discusses Outbreaks of Keratoconjunctivitis in CDC Blog


Today on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Andrew Wiese, an epidemiology fellow at the Tennessee Department of Health, discusses six separate outbreaks of Adenovirus-associated epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in four different states. These outbreaks were mainly associated with outpatient eye care and are reported in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The blog and MMWR report highlight the need for more infection control in outpatient healthcare facilities.

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