Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Ophthalmia neonatorum is a bacterial eye infection in newborn infants that is passed from a mother with a gonorrhea or chlamydia infection during birth. Symptoms include red eyes, pus in the eye and swollen eyelids. Though rare, severe infections can cause blindness. Prevention includes screening of pregnant women and antibiotic treatment of infected mothers and infants.

 

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PHO Grand Rounds: The Kids are Alright: Inspiring Learning Through Global Citizenship

This session will help attendees understand how digital technology can be used to provide timely, accurate and relevant immunization education in Ontario schools. 

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Updated 8 April 2019