12 Jun 2014

Pinkeye outbreak in Northern Marianas

2:19 pm on 12 June 2014

Health authorities in the Northern Marianas say there is an outbreak of the contagious eye infection conjunctivitis in the country.

They say conjunctivitis, which is also known as pink eye, is easily spread and people with symptoms should stay at home to avoid further spread.

A health advisory says people need to avoid sharing towels and be careful with hand washing.

Symptoms include redness, itchiness and a discharge, which often starts in one eye and spreads to the other within a few days.