Pink eye is an eye infection with symptoms of red, swollen, runny and/or sticky eyelids in the morning. It can be caused by bacteria or viruses.
The period of time from exposure to appearance of symptoms for pink eye is 12‑72 hours.
MODE OF TRANSMISSION:
The disease is spread by contact with discharges from the infected person's eyes. Person‑to‑person transmission is most noticeable in families.
Bacterial pink eye can be treated with antibiotics. Contact your family doctor.
METHODS OF CONTROL:
l. Stress good personal hygiene.
2. Do not use other students' eye make up, or share towels.
3. Do not rub eyes.
4. Keep child from attending school with symptoms of pink eye unless effective antibiotic therapy is used for at least 24 hours and completed as ordered.
5. Persons with bacterial pink eye should be treated.