Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis - Taipei City

1986 Vol.2 NO.10

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In the fall of 1985, many cases of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC) were seen by ophthalmologists in the southern Taiwan Area. A review of cases seen at one private ophthalmology clinic in Kaohsiung City revealed that an outbreak had probably occurred during the first few weeks of October. Detailed clinical and epidemiologic data were unavailable. In May 1986, newspapers began reporting outbreaks of conjunctivitis in south- central Taiwan, and within one month, cases were occurring island-wide.