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DoH&FW issues conjunctivitis advisory

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 6: The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland, has issued an advisory stating that there is an unprecedented outbreak of conjunctivitis since July this year, resulting in school closures in many districts of the State.
As per sample reports sent to ICMR Dibrugarh, Assam, the ongoing outbreak is mainly caused by Enterovirus and some mixed bacterial infection. The infectivity of this virus is 1-2 weeks or more in some cases.
Dos:
1. Maintain hand hygiene by frequent hand washing/hand sanitisers.
2. Keep eyes clean
3. Use soft tissues to clean/wipe eyes.
4. Use protective goggles when outdoors.
5. Consult eye doctor if there is blurred vision or excessive swelling or discharge.
Don’ts:
1. Do not touch/rub your eyes.
2. Do not use eye medication without medical prescriptions.
3. Do not wear contact lens.
4. Do not use/share eye makeup.
5. Do not apply old eye medication used by someone else.
6. Do not use any self-made herbal (leaves, roots, fruits etc) in your eyes.
7. Do not use breast milk, urine, etc.
8. Do not move around in public places (e.g.: schools, offices, churches, markets. etc).
(Page News Service)

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