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Do I Have Mono?

Mono is an infection that is common among teenagers and young adults. It is also commonly referred to as the “kissing disease” since it primarily spreads through saliva in close contact. Most cases of mono are not serious. If you are suffering from the symptoms below, visit AFC Urgent Care New Britain for a diagnosis. …

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Symptoms of a Respiratory Illness

Many respiratory illnesses have similar symptoms. While most mild symptoms can be relatively harmless, some may indicate a more severe disease is just beginning. It’s also important to watch for warning signs and understand when to seek medical attention. Visit AFC Urgent Care New Britain for any respiratory illness to receive a prompt diagnosis and treatment.  Common …

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Do I Have Norovirus?

Norovirus is also known as the Winter Vomiting Bug. It is an extremely contagious form of gastroenteritis that has over 25 different strains. It is possible to get norovirus multiple times in your life. With the second wave of COVID happening, AFC Urgent Care New Britain is here to help keep you safe. Learn more …

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What are the 3 Stages of Frostbite?

In areas that are experiencing freezing temperatures, knowing the early signs of frostbite can be life-saving. While deep frostbite is not as common, it is still important to know when things have gotten too far. AFC Urgent Care New Britain is here to provide you with information and urgent care services in case of non-life-threatening emergencies. Learn …

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Differences between COVID-19 and the Flu

The biggest question we will face this flu season is whether or not that persistent cough is from COVID or the flu. To keep you and your loved ones safe, it’s essential to recognize the most significant distinctions between the two. The best way to avoid getting the flu is by getting your annual flu vaccination. It is …

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7 Halloween Health and Safety Tips And Tricks for 2020

Halloween. Remember when it was so simple, carefree and -for the most part-safe? As many of us participate in Halloween festivities like trick or treating, parties and dressing up in scary costumes, we often forget about the dangers that can come with Halloween night, especially this year.  We can now add COVID-19 to the list …

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Travel Guidelines for our AFC Patients In New Britain Connecticut

ATTENTION AFC PATIENTS In New Britain 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.  As many of you have questions about …

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COVID-19 Antibody Testing at AFC Urgent Care New Britain, CT

AFC Urgent Care New Britain now offers COVID-19 antibody testing for asymptomatic patients via a blood draw. The test is able to detect antibodies in the sample which signifies a past infection with coronavirus. Appointments are not required, but please wear a mask when visiting our center for antibody testing. Right now we are seeing …

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12 Fourth of July 2020 Health and Safety Tips During COVID-19

We really could use a fun and relaxing Fourth of July. As we move forward through another holiday during COVID-19, we need to take precautions and safety measures to ensure that we continue to flatten the curve of COVIS-19. The new norm for this year’s 4th of July is masks, gloves, distance, and hand sanitizer. …

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