Critics of the Corona-restrictions against masks mobile, which must be worn in shops and the railway. Part of it is not taken with the truth too seriously:
Statement: By Wearing a mouth-nose protection the number of cases of eye herpes.
Rating: Unplugged. Eye doctors are no known cases.
Facts: “there is no basis,” says medicine Professor Thomas Reinhard, medical Director of the clinic of ophthalmology at the University hospital of Freiburg.
On the own breath of air under the Mouth guard could be infected, according to the Essen-based physician Ludger wool ring, spokesman for the professional Association of ophthalmologists in Germany, theoretically, only someone with an active cold sore on the lips.
This is a possibility but very unlikely. His Association neither such cases, nor studies of the problem were known.
Eye herpes is caused by the Herpes simplex Virus type 1, the carry between 80 and 90 percent of adults in Germany. A typical way of Transmission, for example, the good-night kiss of parents to their child.
More often they infect the lips, less often, the eyes. Often, the first infection triggers no symptoms.
In the idle state, the herpes virus to the nerve endings in the brain. It can break out with visible bubbles in the eyes, when the immune system is weakened through other illness or Stress.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)
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