Rapid increase of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis is caused by virus called EV70 and CA24v.

However, doctors don’t analyze the virus from the sample to diagnose. It’s from the judgement of the doctor and if 2 of those 3 can apply to your symptom it’s diagnosed to be acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis.

1. Acute follicular conjunctivitis

2. Eyelid swelling

3. Hyposphagma

and this year, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis cases spiked up compared to the past 10 years.

(X -axis = week)

The peaks are

22th week: 5/30 ~ 6/5/2011 (About 2 months after 311)

43th week: 10/24 ~ 10/30 (About 2 months after the major Iodine leakage of August)

Though doctors diagnose it to be acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, they don’t analyze the virus directly, so it can be a radiation symptom.

Actually, Japan ophthalmological society posted a warning about irradiation on the eyes on their website – “Eyes are very sensitive for radiation, please keep your eyes cleaned by washing with physiological saline or tapwater. Make sure not to let the contaminated water flow into your nostrils.”



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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


January 2012