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  • Côte d'Ivoire - Several cases of conjunctivitis reported in Abidjan

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    Several cases of conjunctivitis reported in Abidjan: what you need to know about the disease

    Source: Pressecotedivoire 14/11/2023 at 09:27 139

    Many cases of conjunctivitis are causing concern among the Abidjan population in November 2023. This eye infection, commonly called ''Apolo'', is characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva, a transparent membrane which covers the white part of the eye.

    A fellow journalist informed his editorial staff, on Monday, November 13, 2023, that he could not look at his computer screen due to this conjunctivitis, adding that his entire family is infected.

    Several other cases of conjunctivitis have been reported in schools in Gonzaqueville.

    Publications on social networks abound in the same direction and medical sources advise, among other things, “to no longer greet each other by shaking hands, to wash your hands regularly with soap”. This is to avoid getting contaminated.

    Typical symptoms of conjunctivitis include red eyes, burning, itching, discharge from the eyes, and sometimes blurred vision. Although conjunctivitis is usually mild, it can be very contagious and spread quickly. It therefore requires rapid action by the authorities to contain the spread of this contagious disease.

    Nadia YEO

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