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Nearly 3,000 Eye Flu Cases In Jammu In One Week

Doctors are advising the infected patients to isolate themselves at home and avoid public places

Nearly 3,000 Eye Flu Cases In Jammu In One Week
Jammu has witnessed a sudden rise in cases of conjunctivitis which commonly known as eye flu

Jammu: Jammu has witnessed a sudden rise in cases of conjunctivitis, commonly known as eye flu, with nearly 3,000 infections reported in just over a week, officials said on Monday (July 31). Doctors are advising the infected patients to isolate themselves at home and avoid public places. Head, Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, Prof Ashok Sharma said,

Nearly 3,000 cases of eye flu have been reported in Jammu over the past one week. At least 200 to 250 patients with eye flu symptoms visit the outpatient department (OPD) daily. Out of them, 70 to 80 percent are confirmed conjunctivitis cases.

He added further,

The transmission has to be broken. Those infected should self isolate themselves. They should not visit public places.

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Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Jammu, Harbkash Singh eye flu cases are common during the monsoon season. He said the symptoms include redness, itching, watery eyes.

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