Doctor Q&A: Which Symptoms Should Be Taken Seriously?

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You asked, and we've got answers. Dr. Kevin J. Aister, an emergency medicine physician, is here to answer your Coronavirus questions. With such an unprecedented pandemic, there are no bad questions—a lot of misinformation is circulating on social media and the web, so it's important to consult official resources and medical professionals. First up:

Q: Which symptoms should be taken seriously if you start feeling sick?

A: The primary symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and/or shortness of breath. If you develop any of these symptoms, you should immediately separate yourself from other people in your home (also known as home isolation) and contact your physician for further recommendations.


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