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Is this coronavirus or bronchitis?

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Symptoms of coronavirus and regular bronchitis caused by another virus or bacteria can be difficult to differentiate. Coronavirus itself can cause bronchitis with a cough, but coronavirus is more likely to also cause shortness of breath and fever. During the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s best to take extra precautions and treat yourself as if you have coronavirus. If your symptoms are mild, stay home and get some rest to recover. Isolate yourself and stay away from others until you’re fully recovered, so you don’t spread it. If you develop shortness of breath or fever, call your doctor to see if you should be tested for coronavirus.

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on March 24, 2020
Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on March 24, 2020

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