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Mild dry cough for a week with no other symptoms, should I be screened?

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: March 6, 2020 9:15 AM

Anonymous 9 months

I’m a 31 year old woman. Have not travelled overseas recently. Flew to KL from bintulu sarawak on 16 Feb to care for my mom in KL, started mild dry cough 2 weeks after arrival, did not think much about it because I did not suffer from fever… 1 week on, my cough gradually became more apparent, although I still consider it to be mild. My husband is having the same mild dry cough too. My husband and I have not had cough for years, and are suddenly coughing. This worries us as dry coughing without any other symptoms could be a sign of covid too. I took the covid risk assessment on this website but wasn’t sure what the last question “contact with high risk person” meant, it showed flight attendants as an example. Is being near any flight attendant considered a risk? I fly domestic often, and frequent klia2 and bintulu airports, is that considered being close to high risk persons? Should I be screened? Am I overthinking? Thanks.

Dr Ramzdhan 9 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question.

I understand about your concern regarding your risk of COVID19 infection since you have mild cough and have frequently travel by flights. For your information, high risk person is a patient who is positive for COVID19. Hope this information may help you to answer the quiz.

For more information, you can click on this link Tanya Doktor Pakar KKM (COVID-19 Portal)


Last Updated: Fri Mar 06 2020 09:15:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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