How do I know if I have coronavirus? Virtual nurse analyzes symptoms

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CoronaBr is a platform that brings a virtual nurse and helps to know if the user has symptoms of Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. Launched last Thursday (19), the site aims to answer questions about the Sars-Cov-2 virus and can be accessed by the browser on Android phones, iPhone (iOS) or on the PC.

The virtual nurse, called Pedro, analyzes the user’s behavior in a similar way to what is done in health centers in the first consultation with a doctor. The service seeks to provide support to the population in the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic and can be accessed at (coronabr.com.br).

The initiative is voluntary, with the help of doctors and all information on the platform is in accordance with that presented by the Ministry of Health. It is important to note that the website does not replace a medical diagnosis and is only intended to facilitate, assist and provide clarification to the population about the new coronavirus. CoronaBr also has the collaboration of infectious disease physician Lucas Chaves, graduated from USP (University of São Paulo).

How do I know if I have coronavirus?
The symptoms identified by the nurse Pedro may indicate treatment at home, or, in cases of alertness, the need to go to a medical service. Questions like “Did you have a fever?”, “Did you take any medication?” and “Are you pregnant or are you over 80?” are done by the virtual nurse. The app also asks that other symptoms you perceive are pointed out by you on a board, which can include sore throats, headaches and coughs, for example.

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If the situation identified by the virtual nurse is the suspicion of infection with the new coronavirus, the guidance is to go to a health unit so that the assessment is completed in person by a doctor. In addition, it is possible to find the nearest Basic Health Unit (UBS) through the website through Google Maps, as well as having access to medical guidelines to avoid contagion to other people on the way to the location.

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