Viral conjunctivitis epidemic in the West Indies

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An epidemic of conjunctivitis of viral origin is underway in the West Indies, according to the latest bulletin on epidemiological surveillance published by Public Health France. For the moment, the Northern Islands are not affected. In Guadeloupe, the epidemic outbreak began in Marie-Galante and then spread to the municipalities of Pointe-à-Pitre, Gosier and Terre de Bas. In Martinique, the north is spared by the epidemic and "the number of cases suggestive of conjunctivitis is concentrated more on the central part and the south of the island", specifies the bulletin. In the presence of signs of conjunctivitis - redness, glued eyes, burning sensation, tearing - Santé Publique France recommends that you consult your doctor promptly. _EH

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