By: Pune Pulse
September 11, 2023
Pune: Eye infection, the epidemic that garnered significant attention in the state during August has now seen a rapid decline as the number of daily cases in Pune district, the highest in the state, has decreased to zero.
As per the information provided, with the exception of Akola, no new cases of eye infection have been reported in other districts of the state. The state has been experiencing a surge in cases of eye infections since early July, which increased sharply in August.
However, since the beginning of September, the number of cases has been on the decline. No cases have been reported in Pune district.
Additionally, no new cases have been reported in Mumbai. This year, a total of 550,442 cases of eye infection have been reported in the state until September 9. Pune district had the highest number of cases at 52,523, followed by Buldhana, Jalgaon, Chandrapur, Amravati, Parbhani, and Nanded.
While talking to Pune Pulse, Dr Avinash Bhondwe, added, ”Conjunctivitis is a viral infection that lasts for a month or so. There is also a sharp decrease in dengue cases. Due to unexpected rainfall in the city, patients with respiratory infections have been observed. The major symptoms of respiratory disease are a cold, cough, and fever. However, due to the upcoming Ganpati festival, if patients don’t isolate themselves, cases of viral infection can increase again.”