Reports: Karnataka recorded over 40,000 cases of conjunctivitis between July 25 and August 4
As many as 400 cases were recorded within the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits
Karnataka has recorded 40,477 cases of conjunctivitis between July 25 to August 4, revealed data shared by the state health department on Monday.
With 7,693, 6,558 and 6,493 cases, Bidar, Haveri and Raichur share the maximum caseload, respectively. Shivamogga, Hassan, Vijayanagara, Belagavi and Bijapur recorded 3,411, 1,279, 2,200 and 1,843 cases of conjunctivitis, respectively.
As many as 400 cases were recorded within the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits.
The health department on July 29 set up a special unit at the civil hospital in Dharwad to treat cases of conjunctivitis.
The district has recorded 1,615 cases in the same period.
Last week six doctors at the state-run Minto Eye Hospital in Bengaluru were infected with conjunctivitis.
The common symptoms of the disease are redness and watery eyes with mild discharge.
Patients may also experience pain and discomfort due to the swelling of the eyes and eyelids.