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Fever after returning from Taipei

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: March 7, 2020 3:37 AM
Anonymous 9 months

Hello, me and my girlfriend just returned from Taipei 6 says ago and she’s currently having fever since last night. It went up to 37.4 degree but managed to bring it down to 36.7 after taken some paracetamol. She’s also feeling a little unwell with her tummy but got no diarrhea or vomiting yet. Just wondering if these are the earlier symptom for covid19 and can we attend to a normal GP for further checking?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 9 months
General Practitioner

Hello there. Thank you for your question.

I understand you and your girlfriend had just recently coming back from Taipei recently. Currently, your girlfriend are having fever with abdominal discomfort. And now you’re worried if it was COVID-19 symptoms. I understand your concern since there are an outbreak of coronavirus.

For your information, coronavirus symptoms are:

  • Fever

  • Coughing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Body ache

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Runny nose

Meanwhile, for the fever, there’s other different causes that might cause it. Such as:

  • Bacterial / virus infection
  • Dengue fever
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Inflammation

In order to know the causes of your fever we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor.

Apart from that, given that you have just returned from Taipei and your girlfriend got fever, 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 with advice of the next appropriate steps you should take.

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 https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/tanya/.

Thank you. Hope she get well soon.


Last Updated: Sat Mar 07 2020 03:37:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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