Catalina Island Medical Center

Can individuals still get tested for the regular flu?

Last Updated: March 18, 2020

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Catalina Island Medical Center is testing residents with flu-like symptoms for influenza first. If the flu test is negative and the patient meets testing criteria for COVID-19, they will test for the COVID-19 virus. The co-infection rate is low – if you have one virus, you likely do not have the other.

Individuos todavía pueden ser examinado para la influenza regular (el gripe)?

Catalina Island Medical Center está examinando residentes con síntomas de la influenza (gripe) primero. Si el examen de influenza es negativo, y el paciente cumple con los requisitos para examen de COVID-19, un examen de COVID-19 sería hecho. La tasa de infecciones agregadas es mínima– si uno tiene uno de los virus, no es muy probable que también tenga el otro.

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