A 33-year-old male asked:

I have symptoms of a runny nose, sneezing and slight body aches. i feel healthy otherwise and would normally continue to work, but given the current covid-19 outbreak i'm concerned about being in contact with others. should i get tested for covid-19?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
URI: Those symptoms are quite characteristic of a simple viral upper respiratory tract infection or mild influenza. You should stay home and not transmit this infection to others. Presence of fever, cough and some breathing issues would be more suspicious of coronavirus infection. If you've been exposed to this infection or live in an area where coronavirus has been endemic, get tested.
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