Keenan Cornelius Warns of a “New” Viral Eye Infection in Gyms: “Don’t be Selfish!”

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With only a few days left till ADCC 2019, Cornelius is looking for a good Ophthalmologist. It’s not clear whether Keenan is out of competition or not but it’s very possible that he’ll be out.

Keenan Cornelius sent a strong message to everyone coming to training with any type of disease like viral conjunctivitis in this case.

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“PSA: EKC is a form of viral conjunctivitis and it’s highly contagious. Don’t train with people who have eye redness. It’s doesn’t look gross always. Sometimes it’s just red-eye but can turn into something much worse.

DO NOT TRAIN IF YOUR EYE IS TURNING RED.
DON’T BE SELFISH”

 

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What is Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC)?

EKC is a serious disease without effective treatment.
Sometimes the term “pinkeye” is used which is a broader term for conjunctivitis caused by both bacteria and virus. Viral conjunctivitis is the more common cause and the majority of viral conjunctivitis are caused by adenovirus. Signs and symptoms of acute bacterial and acute viral conjunctivitis are essentially similar. For bacterial conjunctivitis, there are topical antibiotics available but there is no treatment for viral conjunctivitis. Unfortunately, antibiotics are ineffective at treating viral conjunctivitis and have no therapeutic impact and the patient will remain contagious and can spread the disease to others. Prescribing unnecessary antibiotics can also delay proper treatment and can lead to potential allergies, toxicity, or even antibiotic resistance.

Source: https://www.adenovir.com/about-ekc/

Andrew Sanchez was pulled out of UFC Fight Night 58 because it was suspected that he’s infected with EKC. Later medical results showed that Sanchez was infected with Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphema (UGH)

 

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