Killer coronavirus could be spread through the EYES: Chinese doctor says he caught the SARS-like infection because he wasn’t wearing protective goggles

Friday, January 24, 2020
By Paul Martin

Chinese doctor Wang Guangfa fears he may have contracted SARS-like infection
Leading experts said possible to enter eyes if infected patient touches their eye
Coronavirus has killed 26 patients and infected more than 900 in three weeks

By VANESSA CHALMERS HEALTH REPORTER
DAILYMAIL.COM
24 January 2020

The killer coronavirus rapidly sweeping the world could be caught through the eyes, scientists have today warned.

Chinese doctor Wang Guangfa fears he may have contracted the SARS-like infection because he wasn’t wearing protective goggles.

Leading experts confirmed it is ‘absolutely possible’, saying the virus can enter the eyes by touching them – if it is on a patient’s hands.

And they even warned the virus – thought to be spread through sneezes and coughs – can roam through the body to reach the eye.

Twenty-six patients have died in the coronavirus outbreak in China, which has struck down more than 900 people and spread as far as the US.

Paul Kellam, professor of virus genomics at Imperial College London, said this is ‘absolutely possible’.

‘If you have droplets sneezed at you, they will wash from your nose to your eye,’ he told MailOnline. ‘Your eye connects to your nose through the lacrimal duct.

‘If you suffer from allergies and if your eyes run, so will your nose. Or if you put medication in your eyes, you’ll taste at the back of your throat.

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One Response to “Killer coronavirus could be spread through the EYES: Chinese doctor says he caught the SARS-like infection because he wasn’t wearing protective goggles”

  1. Robert Edward Lee

    It could especially spread through the MEDIA, by design !!! Wake up to the DISTRACTION sheeple.

    #86
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