Pink Eye Cases in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Pink Eye Cases in Jamaica: The Ministry of Health is informing that there are reports of cases of conjunctivitis; otherwise known as pink eye in some communities.

The signs and symptoms of pink eye include redness of eyes, watery eyes, itchy and/or burning eyes, graining feeling in the eyes and hypersensitivity to light.

The Health Ministry is advising persons not to share eye makeup; eye drops; wash rags, towels and pillow cases, to refrain from coming into contact with persons who have pink eye and to wash hands regularly.

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of pink eye, you are being urged to wash hands with soap and water regularly, avoid rubbing eyes, see a doctor and avoid public places.

Pink eye is caused by viruses which enter eyes through contaminated hands, wash rags, cosmetics, handkerchiefs, contact lenses and other personal items.

Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett

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