Close your eyes and ears: Scientists name a rare symptom of coronavirus infection

Scientists at the American Academy of Ophthalmology have identified a rare symptom of coronavirus infection. They called on doctors working with patients to cover not only their mouth and nose but also their eyes and ears.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that conjunctivitis, and simply inflammation of the lining of the eye, maybe one of the symptoms of coronavirus infection in the body. Referring to studies conducted in China, they reported that in one of these two studies, conjunctivitis was recorded in one of the 30 cases of infection, and in the second, inflammation of the lining of the eye was observed in nine out of 1099 patients.

The Academy recommended that doctors working with infected patients, including those who have sore eyes, close not only their nose and mouth but also their ears and eyes.

Earlier, the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology called a symptom of infection with a coronavirus infection, which was not previously widely known. Experts examined information about patients in China, South Korea, and Italy and concluded that one or more of the symptoms of a new infection entering the body may be a complete or partial loss of smell.

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It is noted that most of the infected had this symptom, but earlier it was not widely known.

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