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“I was among the first responders to the Ebola epidemic in 2014… when you are actively involved in managing infectious disease cases, you have to think about your friends, your family, and to keep them safe you have to undergo so much.”
Dr Rashidata Fouad Kamara is an infectious disease specialist clinician from Sierra Leone. Here, she talks to the Academy about facing COVID-19 using her experiences from Ebola, the sadness of coming home to an empty house, and the central aim of medicine: maintaining human dignity.
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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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