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Samoa Pink Eye Affects 2,400 Students And Teachers

At least 2,400 students and teachers have been affected in a pink eye outbreak in American Samoa, according to The Associated Press, resulting in school closures for the group of islands in the South Pacific. Pink eye, also known by conjunctivitis, can be caused by allergens, bacteria, or a virus, according to the Center for Disease Control’s website. The bacterial …

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Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, has prompted the South Pacific U.S. unincorporated territory of American Samoa to keep most of its schools closed through the week. At least 2,400 students and teachers have contracted the highly contagious disease, which has also cancelled flights and interrupted court proceedings. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the outermost layer …

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