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Pink eye could be a key symptom of Covid-19: study

Jun 19, 2020 16:25 IST

You may be aware of fever and coughing as dominant symptoms of Covid-19 but researchers have found another symptom that could be an alert for getting tested. Researchers say that pink eye or conjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis can also be primary symptoms of the new coronavirus. The study cites a case of a 29-year-old who came to the hospital with a severe case of pink eye and minimal respiratory symptoms and no fever, who later tested positive for Covid-19. Published in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, the team said studies at the onset of the pandemic too identified conjunctivitis as a secondary symptom in about 10 to 15 per cent of virus cases.

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