A 28-year-old male asked:
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i am pharmacist who sees patients everyday presenting with cough, fever and sore throat. i am just concerned that i might have come in contact with a potential covid-19 carrier. i have neither symptoms nor travel history. should i get tested?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
CoViD19 testing : Since you don't have symptoms no testing needed. The CDC offers guidelines on who should be tested for CoViD19. Please check the link for details: <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html</a> Ultimately your primary care provider or local health department
Answered on Apr 4, 2020
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
It depends: If you did not wear a facemask all the time during encounter with these patients that means you exposed yourself to respiratory droplets provided that these patients are not wearing a mask such as respiratory mask or n95 like yourself either. If this is the case it is possible that you can be infected with corona virus. If this is the case get tested.
Answered on Jul 2, 2020
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