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Conjunctivitis on the decline

The pink eye virus apparently has run its course in the Dominican Republic. Preventive measures taken by people are leading to a reduction in the number of cases reported. The Epidemiology Agency of the Ministry of Public Health says that 25,675 cases were reported from 28 May to 5 June 2017, while from 4 June to 10 June, there were 18,801 cases, a 27% decline.

The governmental Centro Cardio-Neuro-Oftalmologico y Transplante (Cecanot) public hospital said that from seeing 100 patients with conjunctivitis, the number is down to 13 cases on Sunday, 18 June.

The Ministry of Public Health says that so far this year there have been 119,403 cases of conjunctivitis, up 163% over the cases for last year of 45,455.

Source: DR1

June 22, 2017

Category: DR News |

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