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COVID-19 and Influenza Differences: FAQs

Influenza and COVID-19 are two highly contagious respiratory illnesses, but the underlying causes are by different viruses. Coronavirus leads to the infection of COVID-19, whereas the flu is an infection by the influenza viruses. It can be difficult to tell the two diseases apart, especially since their symptoms are nearly identical. Being well-informed of the …

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Personal Healthcare Checklist for the Fall 2020 Season:

Fall 2020 is going to be quite challenging for many patients. Healthcare providers at AFC Urgent Care Tampa are here to help patients make sure they are prepared to stay healthy with the challenges of flu season, are aware of common preventive care techniques, and can safely avoid seasonal illnesses this fall season.  The spike …

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Flu Symptoms vs. COVID-19 Symptoms

This year, seasonal illness treatment and care is going to be extremely challenging for both patients and healthcare providers alike. That is mainly because COVID-19 symptoms and flu symptoms are similar and may cause patient confusion, as well as a spike in healthcare demand, across the U.S.  In Florida, these challenges are especially relevant as …

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What is Rapid COVID-19 Testing?

Rapid COVID-19 Testing is coming to AFC Urgent Care Tampa in October 2020. Until then we offer standard PCR testing and antibody testing. Learn more about our current testing capabilities under “coronavirus FAQ” in the menu.  AFC Urgent Care Tampa understands that COVID-19 testing is a major need for all Florida residents. The number of …

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The Dangers of Deferred Care for Patients: COVID-19 Concerns for Urgent Care

COVID-19 in Florida has created significant social and economic impacts on our communities. Even more troubling is that COVID-19 cases are not slowing down anytime soon, which means that more and more patients are deciding to skip their medical appointments and address other medical needs including primary care visits and urgent care appointments. Even nationally, …

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How Can Businesses Safely Return to Work?

The state of Florida is re-opening as bars, restaurants, corporate offices, and retail businesses are allowing customers to shop and eat in increased activity. As employers and employees return back to work, it is important to learn how to safely transition workers back to their jobs. COVID-19 antibody testing and swab testing for coronavirus are …

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