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A 35-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing a sore throat, fever, headache and coughing. i have a bit of a runny nose, short breath but only from time to time. i have traveled on the mcs cruise to mozambique 13-16 march 2020. i think it might be necessary to do a covid-19?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Get tested.: If you can not find a place to get tested self-quarantine yourself for 2 weeks. You can use over the counter drugs for symptomatic treatment in the mean time. If sore throat get worse this could be strep throat need a culture to be taken from your throat by your doctor followed by antibiotic. If shortness of breath gets worse call the hospital for the inpatient treatment could be for Covid-19.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
test results if positive should be communicate to the ship
Apr 1, 2020
Last updated Apr 10, 2020
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