Students to take precautions against pinkeye

Students to take precautions against pinkeyeIncidents of pinkeye or more commonly known as conjunctivitis have increased in the past week according to the center for disease control and prevention. Schools and kindergarten have been carrying out morning checks to prevent the disease or outbreaks in their schools.

Students infected must be isolated for ten to seven days, plus schools and kindergartens must be disinfected. The schools are also advised not to hold any gatherings or activities to prevent the spread of the disease. The ophthalmology department of the children’s hospital receives about one or two cases of pinkeye patients per month, but last Friday they treated almost 18 children with the pinkeye. These number increased to around 25 per day since last week, even some parents contracted the disease from their infected children.

Although patients recover in about two weeks, doctors still suggests to get medical treatment for other pinkeye symptoms such as inflammation and itchiness.

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