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Coronavirus May Reproduce in Eyes for Weeks

Researchers know most human-to-human transmission has been through respiratory droplets. However, other routes are still under investigation, including exposure to feces and blood. While some patients with COVID-19 present with conjunctivitis, data on viral replication in eye samples has been sparse. During the SARS-CoV-1 pandemic, exposure to eye fluid was associated with an increased risk of transmission and infection. A new case study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine6 indicates that coronavirus may live in eye fluid long after the infection appears to have cleared.  Read more.....

 

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