Tag: <span>eyes</span>

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Nose cells identified as likely COVID-19 entry points

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (United States) have identified two specific types of cells in the nose as points of probable initial infection for the COVID-19 coronavirus. In their work, published in the journal Nature Medicine, they have found that goblet and cylindrical cells in the nose have high levels of the input...

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Italian researchers isolate COVID-19 virus in tears

Human-to-human transmission occurs mainly through respiratory droplets, but other routes are under investigation, because SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in several body fluids. With regard to COVID-19, unprotected ocular exposure was thought to be responsible for infections that occurred in the Wuhan Fever Clinic in January 2020; in addition, SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected in conjunctival secretions...

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Doctors are finding damage in kidneys, hearts and elsewhere by COVID-19

The coronavirus kills by inflaming and clogging the tiny air sacs in the lungs, choking off the body’s oxygen supply until it shuts down the organs essential for life. But clinicians around the world are seeing evidence that suggests the virus also might be causing heart inflammation, acute kidney disease, neurological malfunction, blood clots, intestinal...

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COVID-19 may be transmitted through the eye, report finds

A new report published by JAMA Ophthalmology found preliminary data may suggest SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, might be transmitted through the eye. Researchers analyzed data from 38 patients infected with COVID-19 from Hubei Province, China, and found 12 (31.6%) individuals had ocular manifestations, including epiphora, conjunctival congestion, or chemosis. These symptoms commonly occur...

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COVID-19 infection through eyes

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is predominantly transmitted through direct or indirect contact with mucous membranes in the mouth or nose, but also the eyes, a new study points. The fact that exposed mucous membranes and unprotected eyes increased the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission suggests that exposure of unprotected eyes to coronavirus could cause...