How is an infection with the new coronavirus detected?

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Every suspected case of infection with the new coronavirus must be investigated by a doctor. The doctor will ask questions about travel, contact with other people and symptoms such as fever, coughing or respiratory problems. Laboratory testing is the only way of obtaining conclusive confirmation. A lab test can be done, for example, with a nose and throat swab (nasopharyngeal swab). If the lab confirms infection, the person who has contracted the disease will be isolated in accordance with the cantonal medical officerís instructions. - Dr. Fred Mavis, Chief Knowledge Officer, Afya Plan. Ref. WHO.Int , MOH_Kenya 0110 006 609

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