HKU research says a key entry point for the coronavirus into humans is through the eyes. Photo: Xinhua HKU research says a key entry point for the coronavirus into humans is through the eyes. Photo: Xinhua
HKU research says a key entry point for the coronavirus into humans is through the eyes. Photo: Xinhua

University of Hong Kong study finds eyes are ‘important route’ for coronavirus, up to 100 times more infectious than Sars

  • Researchers from HKU’s school of public health reveal the coronavirus is up to 100 times more infectious through the eyes and airways than Sars
  • Study in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine says that explains ‘higher transmissibility’ of Covid-19, compared with the 2003 contagion

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
HKU research says a key entry point for the coronavirus into humans is through the eyes. Photo: Xinhua HKU research says a key entry point for the coronavirus into humans is through the eyes. Photo: Xinhua
HKU research says a key entry point for the coronavirus into humans is through the eyes. Photo: Xinhua
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