Pinkeye Outbreak Reported from Egypt

by Kathy Jones on  October 25, 2010 at 9:54 PM General Health News
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The official MENA news agency reported over the weekend that an outbreak of pinkeye has been detected in northern Egypt.

Egyptian Health Ministry spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin said that the condition has now affected 1,831 people, Xinhua reported today.
 Pinkeye Outbreak Reported from Egypt
Pinkeye Outbreak Reported from Egypt
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The report also said that most cases were of students. Among them, 1,042 in Daqahliya, 40 in Port Said and 12 in Damietta have been reported.

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Pinkeye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva usually caused by viral infection. It can spread very quickly and in extreme cases can damage vision.




Source: Medindia
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