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Rospotrebnadzor told how to make an accurate diagnosis of COVID-19


MOSCOW, November 6. The coronavirus does not have specific symptoms inherent only to it, so it is impossible to make an accurate diagnosis without laboratory testing, Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Natalya Pshenichnaya told RIA Novosti. therefore, it is impossible to diagnose it without laboratory testing, “she said. Pshenichnaya explained that if there are respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose, fever, then the patient may suspect he has a coronavirus, especially if he was in contact with the patient a few days ago. However, in order to make a diagnosis, laboratory testing is necessary, since it can be both influenza and SARS, the expert clarified. Earlier, the chief freelance infectious disease specialist of the Russian Ministry of Health, Vladimir Chulanov, said that those who had a confirmed disease were considered to have undergone COVID-19. Recognition of those who have had COVID-19, but did not go to doctors, for and issuing a QR code to them, is not supported by WHO and is wrong, he said. Rospotrebnadzor plans to increase coverage with testing for coronavirus

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