advertisement

Severe pink eye strain hits St. Louis

Friday, December 2, 2011 | 9:31 a.m. CST; updated 11:43 a.m. CST, Friday, December 2, 2011

ST. LOUIS — An antibiotic-resistant strain of pink eye is creating discomfort for many people in the St. Louis region.

KMOX Radio reported that eye doctors are reporting large numbers of children and adults with the highly contagious ailment that causes swelling of the eye, itching, irritation and burning. Physicians said the strain can take up to three weeks to run its course.

One practice in St. Louis, Ophthalmology Associates, is seeing 10 to 20 cases per week. Physicians there normally see one or two cases of pink eye per week.

An exact number of cases across the region is not known because pink eye is not a disease that health officials are required to report.

 


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements