John Hopkins University scientists reveal new ways to contract Coronavirus

Scientists from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine have released a report claiming the novel Coronavirus can enter the body through the eyes after finding that the eyes contain a protein used by the disease scientifically called SARS-CoV-2 to bind to cells.

The study suggests that if droplets from an infected person’s sneeze or cough were to land on the surface of the eye, the virus could begin infiltrating cells there explaining why some Coronavirus patients have suffered conjunctivitis – an inflammation of the eye.

The scientists also revealed that tears may serve as a spread of infection.

The team was led by Lingli Zhou of the Department of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore and they analysed ten human post-mortem eyes from people who did not die of COVID-19 for the expression of ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2).

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