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Mild symptom testing telling stories in lab results

There have been many questions raised as to why COVID-19 testing is being done for those with more mild symptoms instead of severe ones. Nurse Practitioner Nadia Ratte with the Centre de Sante in Kapuskasing says the hope by expanding the testing that they can learn more about this virus.

“It opens up a lot more people that we can now swab and get to know if they would become positive,” said Ratte. “We can learn how this virus works and what it does to the body.”

Ratte says that testing may show health officials how the virus travels.

“Why are we seeing it in some communities and not in others,” she said. “We are quite lucky that there are no cases in Kapuskasing and in Hearst right now. We don’t have the same amount as in Timmins for example.”

Those mild symptoms include fever and chills, runny nose, headaches, muscle aches and pains, and general fatigue.

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