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Teachers and students with ‘Cika’ told to seek medical attention and stay home

School students and teachers who have conjunctivitis or more commonly known as ‘Cika’ have been requested to immediately seek medical attention and stay home by the Education Minister. Minister for Education Dr. Mahendra Reddy yesterday said that he has written a circular advising staffs and students with conjunctivitis to seek medical attention and to stay home […]

Staff Writers

April 2, 2016 3:00 pm

School students and teachers who have conjunctivitis or more commonly known as ‘Cika’ have been requested to immediately seek medical attention and stay home by the Education Minister.

Minister for Education Dr. Mahendra Reddy yesterday said that he has written a circular advising staffs and students with conjunctivitis to seek medical attention and to stay home as it can infect other children.

All staff and students who are being infected by conjunctivitis are to immediately seek medical attention and stay home. This is an airborne disease and we don’t want disinfected persons to get the infection as well.

So we are advising children and parents, not to send their children to school, keep them at home and seek medical attention. Only bring them to school once they have fully recovered.

Meanwhile, the National Advisor for Communicable Diseases, Dr. Mike Kama said on Wednesday (30/03/16) that the Ministry of Health had registered over 1600 cases of viral conjunctivitis in the Suva subdivision, with 50 to 100 cases of conjunctivitis reported daily.

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