Mon Jan 2020 2 years ago

Is it said that the Corona Virus can be transmitted through the eyes?

WUHAN, KOMPAS.TV - The corona virus was first identified as originating from the city of Wuhan, China. This virus is a zoonotic disease or is transmitted from animals to humans. The corona virus that has shocked the world is also said to be transmitted through the eyes. Reporting from, this was stated by a medical expert from China, Wang Guangfa.

Wang is a respiratory expert who helped tackle the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003. However, it turned out that Wang also contracted the corona virus when he visited Wuhan two weeks ago.

Wang believes that he contracted the virus through transmission in the eyes because he did not use complete protection. At that time, Wang was actually wearing an N95 mask and protective clothing, but forgot to wear eye protection.

After returning from Wuhan, he explained that he had suffered from conjunctivitis in his left eye. Then, three hours later, he admitted that he had a fever and had severe inflammation of the mucous membranes. Wang also thought it was a common cold.

He decided to try a coronavirus test after flu treatment was unsuccessful, where the result was positive. Wang then put forward the assumption that one way of transmitting the pathogen, which has spread to 12 countries, is through the eyes.

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