Health authorities in Delhi-NCR are closely monitoring a significant surge in conjunctivitis cases across the region. As the monsoon season progresses, the number of reported cases of this highly contagious eye infection has witnessed a sharp rise, raising concerns among the public.
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye," is an inflammation of the thin, transparent layer of tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. It can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or even allergies.
Health officials urge the public to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the infection. Frequent handwashing, avoiding touching the eyes, and maintaining proper personal hygiene are highly recommended.
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Due to the contagious nature of conjunctivitis, affected individuals are advised to seek medical attention promptly and avoid close contact with others to prevent transmission. Moreover, those displaying symptoms such as redness, itching, excessive tearing, or discharge from the eyes are urged to refrain from attending school or work until they have recovered completely.
As the situation develops, authorities are closely monitoring the outbreak and are prepared to implement further measures to control the spread of the infection.
Residents in Delhi-NCR are encouraged to stay informed through official channels and to consult healthcare professionals promptly if they suspect any symptoms of conjunctivitis.