Schools in Delhi are seeing an increase in cases of eye infections. These infections typically last for three to four days and are highly contagious. To prevent the spread of the contagion, some schools are sending home 10 to 12 children each day who show symptoms of the infection.
Doctors are warning that conjunctivitis and other eye infections are highly contagious and proper hygiene practices are necessary to prevent their spread. Annie Koshi, the principal of St. Mary’s school, stated that most of the affected children are in grades 4 to 7 and they are recovering within three to four days.
While students are returning to classes after recovering, the school is still sending a significant number of students home each day due to the infections. It’s important to note that there have been no cases of typhoid or other diseases reported at St. Mary’s school thus far.