Coronavirus lingered in woman’s eyes long after it cleared from her nose, research study reveals

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Coronavirus lingered in woman’s eyes long after it cleared from her nose, research study reveals

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A 65- year-old lady who was Italy’s first confirmed COVID-19 client had detectable levels of contagious viral particles in her eyes, long after the infection had actually cleared from her nose, according to a new report on her case.

On Jan. 23, she took a flight flew from Wuhan, China, where the break out originated, to Italy.

Less than one week later on, she started experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and was admitted to the healthcare facility the next day. She had a dry cough, sore throat, swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose, and pink eye. The woman checked positive for the brand-new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and a few days later on, she later also developed a fever, nausea and vomiting.

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Italy's first confirmed COVID-19 patient had virus particles in her eyes long after the infection had cleared her nose.

Italy’s first confirmed COVID-19 patient had infection particles in her eyes long after the infection had actually cleared her nose.

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The eyes could both be an entrance to the virus and a source of spread, according to scientists, who warn that eye doctors must be particularly mindful during examinations.

” Moreover, we observed that ocular involvement of SARS-CoV-2 may occur early in the COVID-19 course, suggesting that steps to prevent transmission through this route should be implemented as early as possible,”

As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 2.5 million cases of coronavirus worldwide.

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