9 Apr 2014

Pink eye cases in Samoa drops but travel advice remains

10:40 am on 9 April 2014

Samoa's Director General of Health says while pink eye in Samoa has been contained, people still affected with the disease should still not travel away in order prevent it from spreading elsewhere.

Leausa Dr Take Naseri says the special clinic for people affected with pink eye is now closed.

He says people in Samoa have been advised not to travel to American Samoa if they have pink eye.

He believes that several people from the Territory, who were in Samoa at the height of the pink eye outbreak took the disease back to American Samoa.

Leausa says there was no loss of life from the outbreak but more than 800 patients were reported to the national hospital and that doesn't include cases on Savai'i island.