I just returned from vacation and every where you go people are worried about the spreading coronavirus. Here’s some things to do if you’re thinking you might have it!
Pick up the phone before you seek medical treatment and call your provider. This is for 2 reasons: in mild cases your doctor can give you advice on treating your symptoms at home which will reduce the number of people you expose. Secondly, in more serious cases, where medical treatment might be necessary an urgent care center or hospital emergency department will benefit from advanced notice of your arrival in case they have a special entrance they would like you to use in order to minimize the number of people you expose.
Dr. Amesh Adalja from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security says, “The vast majority of cases are going to be mild, and people are going to recover just like they do from a cold or flu-like illness.”