HealthDay Reports: Pink Eye Can Be a Symptom of COVID-19
HealthDay reporter Steven Reinberg investigates the two new discoveries that COVID-19 can lead to conjunctivitis (more commonly known as pink eye) and it may be spread via tears.
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Besides causing COVID-19, the new coronavirus can also lead to "pink eye," and Chinese researchers say the virus may be spread by tears.
Of 38 patients with COVID-19, a dozen also had pink eye (conjunctivitis), a new study found. In two patients, the coronavirus was present in both nasal and eye fluids.