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What precautions should I take if I have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

What precautions should I take if I have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.

  • Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
  • How long do you need to stay away from people after having close contact with someone with COVID-19?

    Anyone who has had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after their last exposure to that person.

    How is close contact defined in the context of COVID-19?

    Close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more within 2 days prior to illness onset, regardless of whether the contact was wearing a mask.

    Is it dangerous to have a broken rib?

    Many broken ribs are merely cracked. While still painful, cracked ribs aren’t as potentially dangerous as ribs that have been broken into separate pieces. A jagged edge of broken bone can damage major blood vessels or internal organs, such as the lung.

    How can a doctor tell if you have a broken rib?

    Most of the time, a doctor will be able to diagnose a rib injury based on a person’s symptoms and a physical exam. Imaging tests like an X-ray or CT scan are not usually performed. 18  Even when radiologic imaging tests are used, broken ribs do not always show up on an X-ray.

    What can cause a fracture of the rib cage?

    Certain medical conditions, such as osteoporosis, weaken the bones and increase the risk of a rib fracture. Cancer that has spread to the bones of the rib cage can also predispose to the development of a rib fracture. In some cases of weakened bones, even violent coughing may be sufficient to cause a rib fracture.

    What makes you more likely to break a rib?

    The following factors can increase your risk of breaking a rib: Osteoporosis. Having this disease in which your bones lose their density makes you more susceptible to a bone fracture. Sports participation. Playing contact sports, such as hockey or football, increases your risk of trauma to your chest.