oa South African Medical Journal - An outbreak of aseptic meningitis associated with echo virus type 4

Volume 31, Issue 50
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



During an outbreak of aseptic meningitis in a children's institution in Johannesburg in 1957, a virus resembling ECHO virus type 4 was isolated from the cerebrospinal fluids of 7 patients and from the rectal swabs of 3 other patients.

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