Tag: Respiratory viruses

What Has Respiratory Viruses Got To Do With Eyes Infections? (Part I)

The causative viruses of respiratory infections are often transmitted by inhalation of virus-containing aerosols and droplets from infected individuals, or by direct or indirect contact with virus-contaminated fomites on environmental surfaces. However, it has been discovered that the epithelia of the human eye is another mucosal surface which is equally exposed to infectious aerosols and contaminated fomites.