Similar to Julia's previous article, the people are suffering from a disease known as "acute hemorrhagic conjuctivitis" more commonly known as pink eye. There are a total of 157 elementary and junior high school students infected as of Tuesday.
It's a long shot but I wonder if Julia's case and the case in Taiwan are related.
To find out more,
In addition if you want more information about the Cold Medicine issues that are occuring, here's a link to CNN. FDA panel: No Cold Medicines to Children Under 6.