GoMed Introduces A Dual Test For Covid-19 And The Flu
Kennesaw, GA – Feeling sick? Fever, cough, muscle aches, headache, runny nose? The biggest question that you will be asking yourself is “Do I have the Flu or Covid-19?” To simplify the process of finding this out, GoMed has introduced a dual purpose rapid test that will identify both Covid-19 or the Flu with one sample in Kennesaw, Georgia and they do it in the comfort of your home as a part of their HouseCall service. Most major insurance is accepted and GoMed sees patients 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm.
There is no need to go to your Primary Care Physician or sit in an Urgent Care waiting room because GoMed Mobile Urgent Care of Kennesaw, GA will come to your home to test you. If you are positive for either, GoMed’s Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioners will be able to treat your symptoms as a part of the same visit.
For additional information on GoMed services provided in Kennesaw, Ga please visit: https://gomedhealth.com/locations/urgent-care-kennesaw-ga/
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General Information of the Flu and Covid-19 as provided by the Centers For Disease and Control and Prevention:
Both COVID-19 and flu can have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe symptoms. Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include:
- Fever or feeling feverish/having chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle pain or body aches
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Change in or loss of taste or smell, although this is more frequent with COVID-19.
How Long Symptoms Appear After Exposure and Infection
For both COVID-19 and flu, 1 or more days can pass between when a person becomes infected and when he or she starts to experience illness symptoms.
If a person has COVID-19, it could take them longer to experience symptoms than if they had flu.
Typically, a person experiences symptoms anywhere from 1 to 4 days after infection.
Typically, a person experiences symptoms about 5 days after being infected, but symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after infection.
How Long Someone Can Spread the Virus
For both COVID-19 and flu, it’s possible to spread the virus for at least 1 day before experiencing any symptoms.
If a person has COVID-19, they could be contagious for a longer time than if they had flu.
Most people with flu are contagious for about 1 day before they show symptoms.
Older children and adults with flu appear to be most contagious during the initial 3-4 days of their illness but many people remain contagious for about 7 days.
Infants and people with weakened immune systems can be contagious for even longer.
How long someone can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 is still under investigation.
It’s possible for people to spread the virus for about 2 days before experiencing signs or symptoms (or possibly earlier) and remain contagious for at least 10 days after signs or symptoms first appeared. If someone is asymptomatic or their symptoms go away, it’s possible to remain contagious for at least 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19. People who are hospitalized with severe disease and people with weakened immune systems can be contagious for 20 days or longer.
Reference CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm