Covid-19 can be transmitted from tears of infected patients: Study – ET HealthWorld

CHANDIGARH: Tears of patients with and without ‘ocular manifestations’ can be a potential source of Covid-19 infection, suggests a study by Government Medical College, Amritsar. Although the primary transmission of the infection is from respiratory droplets, the risk of transmission through other routes such as faecal-oral and conjunctival secretions cannot be ignored, according to the study that evaluated and compared the presence of Covid-19 in tears of positive patients with and without ‘ocular manifestation’. The term ‘ocular manifestation’ refers to an eye condition that directly or indirectly is caused by…

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