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Do I have COVID-19 or a cold?

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If you don't have a fever and your eyes aren't itchy, it's probably the common cold, not COVID-19.

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: “Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19),” “Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

CDC: “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you,” “Symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019,” “Symptoms.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham: “Sorting out symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, colds and allergies.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 14, 2020

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: “Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19),” “Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

CDC: “Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you,” “Symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019,” “Symptoms.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham: “Sorting out symptoms of COVID-19, influenza, colds and allergies.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 14, 2020

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