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Growing Evidence Eyes 'Absorb' Virus-Laden Droplets

A health care worker gears up to conduct coronavirus testing in Cambridge, Mass. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 15 May 2020 04:37 PM

Thursday's report that NBC virologist Dr. Joseph Fair believes he contracted the coronavirus through his eyes echoes several recent studies indicating the human eye may indeed be susceptible as a "portal" for COVID-19 infection.

It’s been suspected from the outset that touching the eyes, as well as the nose and throat, could possibly lead to infection. But it’s increasingly evident the eyes can also absorb a viral-laden droplet through the air.

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Thursday's report that NBC virologist Dr. Joseph Fair believes he contracted the coronavirus through his eyes echoes several recent studies indicating the human eye may indeed be susceptible as a "portal" for COVID-19 infection.It's been suspected from the outset that...
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