Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis virus A

probable species in the genus Enterovirus, designated enterovirus 70. Causes acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis in humans in all parts of the world except the Americas and Australia. The prototype strain

J670/71 isolated in Japan multiplies optimally at 32-34°C in monkey kidney cell cultures. A low temperature should be used for isolation, although the virus can be adapted to higher temperatures. Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis may also be caused by a variant of coxsackie virus A24.

Yin-Murphy M (1984) Prog Med Virol 29, 23

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