Rep. Pressley being tested for coronavirus with flu-like symptoms

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Rep. Pressley being tested for coronavirus with flu-like symptoms

cleaning overnight tonight. ***MARIA*** ***GFX FULL*** New tonigh A SECOND member of the state’s congressional delegation is being tested for Coronavirus. Her office says Representative Ayanna Pressley is dealing with flu-like symptoms. She is awaiting test results. Representative Seth Moulton is in self-quarantine with Covid-19 symptoms too. He says he is ge

Rep. Ayanna Pressley being tested for coronavirus with flu-like symptoms

Updated: 10:39 PM EDT Mar 25, 2020

A second member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation is being tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Rep. Ayanna Pressley, of the 7th District, is awaiting COVID-19 test results after she experienced flu-like symptoms, according to a spokesperson.The spokesperson said Pressley sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution.Meanwhile, fellow Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and his wife have decided to self-quarantine after he experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19.“On Thursday, I began feeling unwell with a low-grade fever and a concerning tightness in my chest, to a degree I’ve never felt before, that lasted several days. I have also had a sore throat, though no serious cough, along with body aches and unusual fatigue,” Moulton wrote. “My wife, Liz, has had similar symptoms.”Moulton, who represents the 6th District, said he had already instructed his teams in Salem and in Washington, D.C., with the exception of two essential members, to work entirely from home and self-isolate to combat the spread of COVID-19.Even though he and his wife had minor symptoms, Moulton said they were advised a test would not change their treatment protocol, so they did not qualify for tests.For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia or death. The vast majority of people recover.PHNjcmlwdCBpZD0iaW5mb2dyYW1fMF85MTUyMTg3My03NmRhLTQ0ZmUtOTA0Ny1mMTllZWFlZGFjNmQiIHRpdGxlPSJDb3JvbmF2aXJ1cyBpbiBNYXNzYWNodXNldHRzIiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vZS5pbmZvZ3JhbS5jb20vanMvZGlzdC9lbWJlZC5qcz9yeXoiIHR5cGU9InRleHQvamF2YXNjcmlwdCI+PC9zY3JpcHQ+Cg==

A second member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation is being tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, of the 7th District, is awaiting COVID-19 test results after she experienced flu-like symptoms, according to a spokesperson.

The spokesperson said Pressley sought professional medical treatment out of an abundance of caution.

Meanwhile, fellow Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and his wife have decided to self-quarantine after he experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

“On Thursday, I began feeling unwell with a low-grade fever and a concerning tightness in my chest, to a degree I’ve never felt before, that lasted several days. I have also had a sore throat, though no serious cough, along with body aches and unusual fatigue,” Moulton wrote. “My wife, Liz, has had similar symptoms.”

Moulton, who represents the 6th District, said he had already instructed his teams in Salem and in Washington, D.C., with the exception of two essential members, to work entirely from home and self-isolate to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Even though he and his wife had minor symptoms, Moulton said they were advised a test would not change their treatment protocol, so they did not qualify for tests.

For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia or death. The vast majority of people recover.