Outbreak of Coxsackie B4 arthritis among newborns and staff of a neonatal unit.

Trop Doct. 2007 Jul;37(3):188-9.

Bhambhani V, Abraham J, Sahni M, Harit AK, Khare S, Puliyel JM.

We investigated an outbreak of Coxsackie B4 arthritis in a neonatal unit involving 20 neonates and 12 staff members, over an eight-month period. Laboratory investigations, serology tests, indicate that the outbreak was caused by Coxsackie B4 virus. Contamination of one of the overhead water reservoirs, supplying the nursery, was responsible. After the water tanks were cleaned out, no new cases were reported over five years.