HCMC has no report of surge of pinkeye patients

The Ministry of Health has warned of spread of pinkeye in some northern areas, especially Hanoi, which is affecting thousands of people.

Fortunately, Dr. Nguyen Huu Hung, deputy head of the Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City September 26 said that the city has no record of the surge of the disease

Some pinkeye patients were seen on the day in the Eye Hospital but the cause of the disease in Ho Chi Minh City is diferent from not the virus spreading in Hanoi.

The Ministry of Health has warned that patients would have pinkeye and rheum. The symptoms of pinkeye differ based on the cause of the inflammation, but may include redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid; Increased amount of tears; Thick yellow discharge that crusts over the eyelashes; and itchy eyes.

Normally, patients can see as usual but if the disease gets worse, their visualizations will be poor and bleeding will occur under the conjunctiva.

Accordingly, the ministry asked departments of health and preventive medicine centers nationwide to implement measures against the disease. Under the guideline, hospitals and eye hospitals have to isolate pinkeye patients to prevent or reduce the risk of spreading. Medical clinics have to provide patients with hand sanitizer and disinfectants.

By Tuong Lam, Khanh Nguyen – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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