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Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitides

A highly contagious Disease characterized by subconjunctival Hemorrhage, sudden swelling of the eyelids and congestion, redness, and Pain in the eye. Epidemic conjunctivitis caused by Enterovirus 70 (EV-70) was first described in Africa in 1969. It is caused also by Coxsackievirus A24 variant (CA24v). Epidemics by this organism have appeared most frequently in Asia.