The epidemic of pink eye increased sharply in Kon Tum city

The epidemic of pink eye increased sharply in Kon Tum city
The epidemic of pink eye increased sharply in Kon Tum city
Medical staff at Tran Phu Primary School, Kon Tum City instruct students on how to prevent disease. Photo: Le Nguyen

Through the results of monitoring the pink eye epidemic situation in Kon Tum City as of September 19, the City Health Center recorded 1,278 cases of the disease. The outbreak of the disease occurred when students had just entered the new school year, bringing with it the risk of the disease spreading on a large scale.

Kon Tum City Medical Center has coordinated with the Department of Education and Training and affiliated units to strengthen monitoring and early detection of pink eye cases in the management area. In addition, thoroughly implement control measures.

At Tran Phu Primary School, the school and teachers quickly took measures to prevent the epidemic. The teaching staff regularly cleans the classroom and surrounding living environment. At the same time, the school’s medical staff directly instructs students about the symptoms of the disease and simple epidemic prevention measures such as washing hands with soap, not rubbing their eyes…

Pink eye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by bacterial infections, viruses, and allergic inflammation. The disease usually appears around July to September (with lots of rain). Common symptoms include severe eye pain, scratchiness, watery eyes, lots of eye discharge, mildly swollen eyelids, pain, and red, swollen conjunctiva.

Although it is an easily treatable disease, people should not be subjective and need to take effective disease prevention measures. Regularly clean your eyes, nose, and throat every day with physiological saline and common eye drops and nose drops.

Limit contact with people who are sick or suspected of having pink eye. When infected, you need to go to the nearest medical facility for timely examination, consultation and treatment. Do not self-treat without instructions from a medical professional to avoid serious complications.

The article is in Vietnamese


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