RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Conjunctivitis may be among the symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In a statement, the American Academy of Ophthalmology warned that the symptom may have gone unnoticed in cases of contagion of the disease.

The American Academy of Ophthalmologists recommends that ophthalmologists use eye, nose and mouth protection when attending to patients who are infected with the novel coronavirus or suspected of being infected.

"In regions with a high incidence of the disease, virtually any patient seen by an ophthalmologist may be infected with SARS-CoV-2, regardless of risk factors . . .

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