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An outbreak of meningitis associated with E.C.H.O virus type 9
  1. C. R. Newman1,
  2. R. B. F. Smith2
  1. Royal Air Force Hospital, Wegberg, Germany
  2. Virus Diagnostic Laboratory, Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale, London


    This paper describes an outbreak of aseptic meningitis associated with E.C.H.O virus type 9 among members of the Royal Air Force and their families stationed in western Germany in 1961. There was a total of 44 cases. Epistaxis occurred in eight cases and in 16 there was a rash. Virus was isolated from faeces in 11 of 24 cases examined and from cerebrospinal fluid in three out of six.

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    • 1 Now at Royal Air Force Hospital Wroughton, Swindon, Wilts.

    • 2 Now at Hunton Hall, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, 19, V.A., U.S.A.