SARS-CoV-2 Presence in the Saliva, Tears, and Cerumen of COVID-19 Patients


Hanege F., Kocoglu E., Kalcioglu M. T. , Celik S., Cag Y., Esen F., ...More

LARYNGOSCOPE, vol.131, no.5, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/lary.29218
  • Journal Name: LARYNGOSCOPE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, cerumen, saliva, tear, TRANSMISSION, CORONAVIRUS, RISK

Abstract

Objectives/Hypothesis The emergence of a new coronavirus strain (SARS-CoV-2) in December 2019 from China led to a global pandemic. The lack of herd immunity against this virus and the possibility of viral spread from asymptomatic individuals is still a major challenge for the prevention of viral transmission. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of the virus in different bodily secretions as a potential source of viral spread among patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.