Conjunctivitis can be a sign of infection coronavirus infection in some people, warns on its website of the American Academy of ophthalmology
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Conjunctivitis can be a sign of infection coronavirus infection in some people, warns on its website of the American Academy of ophthalmology. Doctors refer to the results of two recent studies by Chinese doctors.
In the course of one of these viral conjunctivitis was found in one of 30 patients with COVID-19. The second one study says that out of 1099 patients with coronavirus in China conjunctivitis revealed at nine. Data was collected from 30 hospitals across the country. In this regard, the American ophthalmologists advise doctors in the care of patients with suspected coronavirus to wear not only a mask, but goggles.
Another unusual symptom of infection by the coronavirus, scientists discovered a previously complete (anosmia) or partial (hyposmia) loss of sense of smell. Infected COVID-19 can stop feeling the taste of food and distinguish odors.
the Average incubation period of the disease is five days, while the virus itself is very hardy: it may be in your Airways 37 days, much more than two weeks, which usually now diverted across the world to quarantine.
Coronaviruses are transmitted from person to person by airborne droplets PUthose, and may also spread when an infected person touches any surface. People become infected by touching dirty hands to mouth, nose or eyes. In the air COVID-19 viable for three hours, and on a variety of surfaces – up to three days.
At the same time, there is no evidence of transfer COVID-19 through the food and packaging of imported goods. The most common symptoms of the novel coronavirus – fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, heaviness in chest, shortness of breath, in the early stages diarrhea may occur. COVID-19 also may be asymptomatic.