New York starts antibody testing medical front-line workers

The US state of New York has begun antibody tests for front-line healthcare workers.
The screening programme will examine whether doctors and nurses working with infected patients have been contracting COVID-19 without showing any symptoms.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Silver Spring, Maryland.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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