In the UK, a medical study in the past said that sudden sensation of smell or taste could be a sign of coronavirus spreading worldwide.
And now the American Academy of Ophthalmology has said that conjunctivitis may also be a sign of the new disease caused by the new Novel Coronavirus.
On March 31, the American Academy of Ophthalmology issued a note stating that a mild case of conjunctivitis in someone may be indicative of COVID-19.
A study was published in the Journal of Virology, which after reviewing 30 Chinese patients, discovered that one patient had a teardrop, while the other 29 had coronavirus detected in the eyes.
The second research journal was published in the New Zealand Journal of Medicine, which included 11 hundred patients and discovered the problem of conjunctivitis in COVID-19.
In his note, the American Academy also cited a nurse at a care center in Washington, who said he had treated the elderly patients with COVID-19 Teardrop or eyesight viewed as an early sign.
According to the Academy, eye doctors need to be cautious in this regard, as fever, cough and difficulty breathing can also be a sign of the outbreak virus.
Researchers have suggested that the loss of sensation of smelling and tasting should also be made part of the COVID-19 screening symptom list, Because problems may occur without other symptoms of respiratory system appearing.
The study further states that such cases have been reported in Iran, the United States, France and northern Italy.
Researchers said that they examined a few days ago 4 patients under the age of 40, with no other symptoms, but suddenly lost their sense of smell. “We think these patients are silently spreading the virus,” he said.
British research says that if people suddenly lose their senses of smell or taste, but do not see any other symptoms, they should isolate themselves for 7 days to prevent other people from the virus.
The World Health Organization in February detailed the symptoms of COVID-19 after analyzing more than 55,000 cases in China.
The following are the most common symptoms and rates in patients:
Dry cough 68%
Sputum cough or thick mucus 33%
Difficulty in breathing 19%
Bone or joint problems 15%
Throat swelling 14%
Vomiting or nausea 5%
Nose closure 5%
Blood cough 1%
Swelling of eyes 1%
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