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Did I need to take a covid19 test?

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 23, 2020 3:17 AM

Anonymous 8 months

I’m women 29 years old. I got some flu and my body temperature is about 37.4, and sometimes the temperature drop however I can feel heat in my body. And for 2 days I have some difficulty to breath, I need deep breath to breath. I does not have any close contact with who is positive for covid 19, do I need to go hospital to do a screening test

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

We understand your worries especially with the development of symptoms indicative but not exclusive of COVID-19.

For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

  • Fever (morea than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sorethroat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

There are various reasons that can contribute to difficulty breathing.

  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Pneumonia
    -Tuberculosis

As you have difficulty breathing, you are encouraged to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories.

You may consult a MOH doctor by clicking Ask Doctor at the Ministry of Health website (COVID-19 Portal) to ask any health issues related to COVID-19 starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link DoctorOnCall Tanya.

Last Updated: Mon Mar 23 2020 03:17:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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