Association of Regulatory Issues With an Echovirus 18 Meningitis Outbreak at a Children's Summer Camp in Alaska


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Abstract

We document an echovirus 18 meningitis outbreak occurring at a remote overnight children's camp in Alaska. The outbreak involved 26% of 113 camp residents, was associated with building overcrowding and occurred in a camp with a contaminated drinking water source. Lack of specific children's camp regulations and failure to implement and enforce existing regulations may have contributed to the outbreak.

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