Coronavirus: symptoms known and how to get tested

Published by Manon C., My B. · Published on 13 May 2020 at 16h50 · Updated on 13 May 2020 at 16h54
If you have doubts about your health and you suspect a coronavirus infection, we recommend comparing your symptoms with symptoms now known you can find below and follow our recommendations for you to be tested.

Many people are wondering about symptoms of coronavirus. So, if you think you have coronavirus-like symptoms or doubt as for your health and process to follow in case of contamination, here are articles about coronavirus symptoms, known so far, and what to do in case of doubts.

First, the Minister of Health has released a list of the most common symptoms (cough, fever, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, breathing difficulties and even acute respiratory distress symptom), but other symptoms have been discovered as the epidemic went on in the world.

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Yet, note that some people carrying coronavirus can develop some symptoms and not others. For instance, it is rather common not to have headaches or muscle pain.

In case of doubt, you better not go to your GP directly and ask for tele-consultation in order to limit contacts with the outside. One people infected by coronavirus generally gets better in a matter of days and resting, but in case of respiratory distress or symptoms getting worse, please call 15 (French paramedics).

To self-test you, a website has been launched by Doctor Fabrice Denis, oncologist at the Centre Jean Bernard in Le Mans, to assess your symptoms. Quick and effective, it takes just 3 minutes to answer about twenty questions about your medical history (heart or kidney failure, diabetes…) and the symptoms you have (cough, fever…).

An online form has been set up by the government to screen taste any likely coronavirus case, and more recently the hotline AlloCovid created by searchers at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research bas been launched. Accessible by calling (+33) 0 806 800 540, the platform enables you to speak to a robot asking questions about your symptoms and giving you solutions (calling 15, contacting your GP or staying home).

If you want to get an on-site test, several laboratories in Ile-de-France and Paris now provide coronavirus screening tests. Most of these tests require a prescription from your general practitioner.

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