COVID-19 possibly identified in tears, conjunctival secretions

The American Academy of Ophthalmology posted an alert regarding findings in a Journal of Medical Virology study that shows COVID-19 may be detected in tears and conjunctival secretions in novel coronavirus pneumonia patients with conjunctivitis.
The recently published prospective interventional case series included 30 confirmed novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) patients at First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, China, with 21 classified as common type and nine classified as severe type. One patient in the cohort also had a diagnosis of conjunctivitis.
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