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Fears of Conjunctivitis Outbreak in Kolkata Schools

Conjunctivitis in Kolkata Schools (symbolic picture)
Conjunctivitis in Kolkata Schools (symbolic picture)

 

Kolkata (July 26,2023) : Conjunctivitis, a contagious eye infection, has been spreading rapidly in Kolkata schools in recent weeks. The infection causes redness, itching, and swelling of the eyes, and can be spread through contact with an infected person's tears or mucus. According to doctors, the number of conjunctivitis cases in Kolkata schools has increased by over 50% in the past month. The majority of the cases have been reported in schools in the city's South and North 24 Parganas districts.

The increase in conjunctivitis cases is a cause for concern, as it could lead to an outbreak. Doctors have warned that conjunctivitis can spread quickly in crowded places like schools, and can be especially dangerous for young children. The state government has taken some steps to control the spread of conjunctivitis, such as spraying of disinfectants in schools and educating students about the disease. However, these measures have not been effective in preventing the spread of the infection.

In order to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis, doctors have advised students to:

Wash their hands frequently with soap and water.

Avoid touching their eyes.

Use separate towels and handkerchiefs.

Stay home from school if they are sick.

Parents have also been advised to take their children to the doctor if they develop any symptoms of conjunctivitis. The conjunctivitis outbreak is a serious public health concern. The state government and school authorities need to take urgent measures to control the spread of the infection.

Here are some additional tips to help prevent the spread of conjunctivitis:

Avoid sharing eye makeup.

Clean your contact lenses thoroughly.

Keep your eyes clean and moist.

Avoid rubbing your eyes.

If you think you have conjunctivitis, see a doctor immediately. Conjunctivitis is a contagious disease, but it can be treated and prevented.


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