Around 6,000 people are suffering red eye disease in Hanoi and Northern provinces, said the Ministry of Health on September 23.
The Center of Preventive Medicine in Hanoi said that within last week, over 1,870 people have been infected eye redness. Eye infection cases are increasing quickly in Hanoi and Northern provinces. Most of cases are in Hanoi, Bac Giang and Tuyen Quang.
The Central Eye Hospital said it received around 1,400-1,700 patients a day and 40 percent of them suffering eye redness
Medical experts said that eye infection was on upward trend because the weather was changing. Climate change is causing the spread of infectious diseases. The eye redness appears late than its usual peak which last from July to November.