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COVID-19 Travel Guidelines For People Returning to Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In Danbury Connecticut Per the Regional Travel Advisory (Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) Anyone coming from states with a significant Community spread of COVID-19 is directed to SELF-QUARANTINE for 14 days that starts from the time one arrives in CT, NY and NJ.  With so many questions and uncertainties about traveling …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Walk-In Patients At AFC Urgent Care Danbury, CT!

AFC Urgent Care Danbury is performing COVID-19 antibody testing on asymptomatic patients without an appointment. The test requires a blood draw, with results available in 2-4 days. Antibody testing can detect a past infection with coronavirus and possibly provide immunity to prevent reinfection. Be sure to wear a mask when you visit any one of …

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Fourth of July and COVID-19: Top 5 Health and Safety Tips

This year we are celebrating the Fourth of July differently, and while we may not have formal firework-related events, we still need to take precautions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us are planning events and social gatherings with friends and families that may pose a risk of contracting COVID-19. To prevent that from …

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How to Go Back To Work In Connecticut Safely After COVID-19

Are you preparing to go back to work?  “Essential Workers” in the U.S including doctors, nurses, bus drivers, and grocery clerks have continued to work throughout the pandemic. But among the millions of people who have been furloughed or are teleworking for a month or more, some are now asked to return to work. You …

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Antibody Testing: Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

Q: What is the difference between the COVID 19 swab test and the antibody serology testing?  A:  The COVID-19 Swab test (PCR) molecular diagnostic virus screening that detects the presence of Coronavirus in the nasal and throat area. It is administered by obtaining a sample from a nasopharynx or oropharynx or nasal cavity with a …

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Pre Screening at Our AFC Urgent Care Centers

At AFC Urgent Care Danbury,  we understand your concerns and apprehensions regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Please know that the health, safety and well-being of our patients and staff remain our absolute top priority. This is a responsibility each and every one of us take very seriously. As we continue to carefully monitor the situation …

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4 Norovirus treatment and prevention tips

Have you ever gotten sick from eating something bad? Chances are you may have encountered the norovirus. Often called the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”,  norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illnesses in the United States. Norovirus is most common in the winter months, so let’s use preventative measures to prepare for a norovirus …

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FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC)

****MEDIA ADVISORY**** FREE FLU SHOTS FOR VETS AND ACTIVE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN ON VETERANS DAY AT AMERICAN FAMILY CARE (AFC) -New Britain, West Hartford, Danbury, Torrington & Vernon Locations Protecting Heroes on Nov. 11- WHO?: Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Medical Director of AFC WHAT?: Is offering free flu shots to active and retired members of …

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Swimmer’s Ear In 2019: What You Should Know

It’s midway through the summer and many of us have had our fair share of trips to the beach or pool. As summer progresses, here’s a guide on what you should know about swimmer’s ear: symptoms, treatment and prevention.  First of all, what is swimmer’s ear? Swimmers ear is a bacterial infection in the outer …

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Top 5 Measles Questions Answered

Recent measles outbreaks in the U.S. have everyone worried,  for a good reason. The virus can lead to deadly complications, but as of yet, no measles deaths have yet been reported in this latest outbreak, here in the U.S.Although the disease was eliminated from the country in 2000, meaning the virus was no longer continually …

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