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9/20/2017 
MINISTRY OF HEALTH REPORTS INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF RE...  
On completion of an extensive surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of the current outbreak of conjunctivitis on island, the Ministry of Health earlier today advised education officials, that in an effort to contain and prevent the spread of viral conjunctivitis (RED EYE) all persons affected should remain at home.

Health officials say given the seriousness of the outbreak among children, parents and guardians should be vigilant and ensure that every precautionary measure is taken to prevent their child from becoming infected and or spreading the virus.

The MOH is also advising the general public to adopt similar measures to prevent the spread of the virus, while the Epidemiology Unit continues to evaluate the situation.

According to Health officials, within the past 48-72 hours there were significant increases in the number of reported cases of the syndrome and as a result health practitioners have been responding quickly and adequately to the situation.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. George Mitchell reconfirmed earlier reports that the current outbreak is viral and can be transmitted by person to person.

Dr. Mitchell reiterated that the most practical and effective way to stop the spread of the virus, is by practicing proper and regular hand washing.

The CMO further added, that persons should also refrain from touching or rubbing their eyes following contact with potential contaminated sources.

Outbreaks of viral conjunctivitis occur mainly in tropical countries with high population density, hot and humid climate.

For additional information about conjunctivitis (clinical description how it is spread), and how best to prevent and or manage conjunctivitis please visit the links provided: www.cdc.gov or www.health.gov.gd.

Source: gov.gd
 

 


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MINISTRY OF HEALTH REPORTS INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF RE...  
Once again grenadians is hit by another VIRAL infection so say the MOH,but what is sad is that the chief medical officer is unable to tell grenadians as to what medication for the (EYES)is suitable ,but only to say that quote" For additional information cheeck out www.health.gov.gd"hey but what if some people dont have a computer or laptop,lord grenada politics nice for so including our health care providers. Just asking.
160By: gabe
9/22/2017 6:49:25 AM