Dr Shah is among the leading experts in ophthalmology in the US, and is a senior ophthalmic resident at the University of Oregon.
Dr Shah’s comments came as more than 4,000 people, including thousands of people in the UK and Australia, have tested positive for coronaviruses, the CDC announced this week.
Dr Shah said she had not tested positive but had not been in close contact with anyone who has, and that she had received no negative information from her doctors.
She said the most she had ever heard of it was “people in the community saying it’s a bit like being in a car accident”.
“I’ve had some questions that people asked me on social media and I don’t know the answers to them,” she said.
“I have no idea how it affects me.”
She said that people who were in close proximity to others who had recently tested positive should “just sit there and relax”.
“If you have an outbreak and someone is still going through their initial course of treatment, they should stay on the course that they’ve been on.
If you’re going through the first few months of your infection, you need to take steps to limit the spread.”‘
I’m just trying to be cautious’Dr Shah said that she was concerned that the virus could spread “like wildfire” in the United States, adding that she “didn’t know how the infection would go”.
“It’s just like getting a new toothbrush and you’re like, ‘I’m sorry, can I have this now?’,” she told the ABC.
“There are so many things you can do to be careful and just try and be cautious and do your own research, and not trust what people say.”
Dr Shah, who has a PhD in ocular biology and has studied the spread of coronavireptavirals in humans for years, said she was “not particularly worried” about the spread.
“It is a very real concern.
We’re seeing it everywhere,” she added.”
So, yes, I’m just kind of trying to make sure I don.t get infected and then just get on with my life.”
Dr Khan said she did not believe that her husband and other members of her family were at risk.
“My husband is in his late 30s, so I don,t know how he’s going to handle the situation,” she explained.
“But if you are in close personal contact with somebody who is, you know, having a cough, or who is having a sore throat, it is very possible for the virus to spread.
And it is not necessarily the case that it will just go away on its own.”
Topics:infectious-diseases-other,disease-control,vaccines-and-immunity,united-statesDr Shah has worked in the ophthalmosciences for 30 years, and has been working in the Portland, Oregon, area since 2002.
She was diagnosed with coronaviral disease at the age of 29.
She has received multiple surgeries to remove the virus, and says she is “doing well”.
“That is why I’m doing this, because I am not in the position where I can afford it,” she noted.
Dr Khan has been active in public health advocacy for several years, focusing on the spread and prevention of coronas.
She has previously served on the board of directors of the American Association of Ophthalmologists and the American Academy of Osteopathic Ophthalmology.
Dr Kahn was named as a fellow of the Royal College of Oatology in December 2016.