PIEDRAS NEGRAS, COAH.- Health authorities suggest that people who feel symptoms that can be associated with COVID-19 perform PCR tests to be sure they have the disease, since rapid tests are 50% effective. percent.
The director of the General Hospital of the Ministry of Health in Piedras NegrasJulio Garibaldi Zapatero, suggested to the person who feels bad and who has the symptoms associated with the disease that a PCR is better performed since this is one hundred percent effective.
“The tests that are sold in pharmacies have already gone through a rigorous investigation and generally have a sensitivity of 50 percent,” stressed.
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He asserted that it may be the case that a person has the virus, and when a rapid test is done, it is negative, For this reason, the importance of going to the medical unit and there the doctor will make the decision based on the diagnosis, the step to follow.
“A person started with moderate acute respiratory symptoms, the test is done and it comes out negative, they treat him as if it were a bacterial infection and despite that the patient continues to feel bad and begins to saturate low, the test came out negative, but no It means you don’t have COVID”he added.
He pointed out that it is extremely important to go to the clinic when the symptoms appear, since there are many patients who register a mild condition and without being tested when in reality they have the disease and infect others because they go to work or school.