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Patients with coronavirus
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Why do you test patients for coronavirus? uitklapper, klik om te openen

The faster we can detect the virus in a patient, the better we can prevent spread. Therefore patients with flu-like symptoms are preventively tested on a big amount of viruses. And now also as a precaution on the coronavirus. 

How is the test being taken? uitklapper, klik om te openen

Mucus is taken  from the nose and throat with a cotton swab. Based on that, it can be determined whether the patient is infected with the new coronavirus. 

Which patients do you test for coronavirus? uitklapper, klik om te openen

If patients with flu-like symptoms are being referred to the UMC Utrecht, they will be tested for coronavirus. 

What happens with patients who have coronavirus? uitklapper, klik om te openen

If hospitalization is not necessary, then the patient will go home. In consultation with the GGD, the patient is being asked to stay at home and avoid contact with others (self-isolate). 

When hospitalization is necessary, then the patient is taken care of in insulation. This means that the patient is admitted in a separate insulation room. Healthcare providers wear special clothing, gloves, splash goggles and a face mask. They throw away these clothes after each visit to an infected patient. 

If a patient with the coronavirus is admitted, can I also become ill? uitklapper, klik om te openen

A patient with the coronavirus is nursed in isolation. Caregivers wear special clothing, gloves, splash goggles and a medical face mask. They throw this clothing away after each visit to an infected patient.

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