COVID-19! The Virus Can Also Be Found in Human Tears - Experts Reveal

Date: 11-05-2020 5:22 pm (8 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 11-05-2020 05:22 PM (8 months ago)

Scientists say the novel Coronavirus can enter the body through the eyes, after research found that the eyes contain a protein used by the disease scientifically called SARS-CoV-2 to bind to cells.

The latest discovery is coming from a team of researchers from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

According to the team of scientists, led by Lingli Zhou of the Department of Ophthalmology, COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 latches onto ACE-2 receptors in the eyes, as these receptors are known as the ‘gateway’ into cells inside the body.

The report which was released on Monday said the ACE-2 receptors are found in the respiratory tract and the lungs, which is where the virus first infiltrates cells, as well as other organs and the Johns Hopkins scientists have now found the eyes produce ACE-2, making them a target for the virus.

Also, 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 which is the inflammation of the eye.

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

‘Together, these results indicate that ocular surface cells including conjunctiva are susceptible to infection by SARS-CoV-2, and could, therefore, serve as a portal of entry as well as a reservoir for person-to-person transmission of this virus,” the scientists added.

Posted: at 11-05-2020 05:22 PM (8 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Boi2Man at 11-05-2020 09:31 PM (8 months ago)
Nawa ooo for this kind Coro. The thing dey everywhere oo. Man release e dey inside, woman release e dey inside, tears nko e still dey inside. Abeg ooo come to go oo, what u av cause is do !
Posted: at 11-05-2020 09:31 PM (8 months ago) | Gistmaniac
- AnthMit at 20-08-2020 09:56 PM (5 months ago)
whaaat, really? it is everywhere! In any thing surrounding us! we're not safe anywhere...
Posted: at 20-08-2020 09:56 PM (5 months ago) | Newbie
- AnthMit at 28-08-2020 02:15 PM (4 months ago)
Well, I've heard of ways like saliva when coughing and sneezing.. But really, tears? Well, if it is inside us we can transmit it to someone else by only breathing the same air.. or just being in the same enclosed space and touching the same things.. That is how my friend got the virus. He was just for some minutes in the same room where previously was a patient and some days later he got fever and he did a coronavirus antigen test and it was positive. So yeah, be careful everyone.. !
Posted: at 28-08-2020 02:15 PM (4 months ago) | Newbie


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