Swimming pool-associated Vittaforma-like microsporidia linked to microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis outbreak, Taiwan

Jung Sheng Chen, Tsui Kang Hsu, Bing Mu Hsu, Shih Chun Chao, Tung Yi Huang, Dar Der Ji, Pei Yu Yang, I. Hsiu Huang

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We analyzed 2 batches of environmental samples after a microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis outbreak in Taiwan. Results indicated a transmission route from a parking lot to a foot washing pool to a swimming pool and suggested that accumulation of mud in the foot washing pool during the rainy season might be a risk factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2100-2103
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


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