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Emerg Infect Dis. 2013;19(9):1484-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1909,121464.

Microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis after rugby tournament, Singapore.

Abstract

We investigated an outbreak of 47 probable and 6 confirmed cases of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis involving participants of an international rugby tournament in Singapore in April 2012.The mode of transmission was eye contact with soil. Vittaforma corneae was identified in 4 of 6 corneal scrapings and in 1 of 12 soil water samples.

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Microsporidia; Singapore; Vittaforma corneae; fungi; keratoconjunctivitis; parasites

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PMC3810903
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