Coronavirus Advice From Tuscaloosa’s Doctor Bobo

Now, Alabama has its very own cases of the coronavirus, and the number is increasing daily.  Many Alabamians are quite confused about how to determine the correct symptoms and when you should get tested for COVID-19.  Our friends at ABC 33 40 discussed these questions and more with Dr. Bobo.  According to ABC 33 40, "according to Dr. Bobo, people with severe symptoms have a better chance of identifying the virus. Severe symptoms include shortness of breath, pneumonia, or sepsis. Elderly and those with weak immune systems have a higher chance of developing the severe symptoms.  Less severe symptoms are cough, cold, and congestion. Dr. Bobo said it all depends on what stage you're in."

According to the World Health Organization, they recommend some necessary protective measures such as to "wash your hands frequently, maintain social distancing, avoid touch eyes, nose and mouth, practice respiratory hygiene, if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early, and stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider." Dr. Bobo gave ABC 33 40 some more advice about how to avoid catching the coronavirus, "Dr. Bobo said people should avoid high-risk areas and stay six feet away from others. He also doesn't recommend sharing food, beverages, or shaking hands."

(Source) For the full story from ABC 33 40, click here.  For the full story from the World Health Organization, click here. 

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