By Rakesh Vuppu On April 10th, 2020

An image is being shared on Facebook with the claim that it shows the throat of a COVID-19 infected person. FACTLY has found the image to be old and unrelated. In May 2018, a ‘reddit.com’ user has posted the same image with the text ‘Is this normal looking strep throat? Lots of white spots on tonsils and even on the back of my throat’. The first COVID-19 case was reported in the world in December 2019.

Sources:
Claim Facebook post (archived)
Fact https://www.reddit.com/r/AskMedical/comments/8n0wyy/is_this_normal_looking_strep_throat_lots_of_white/
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/6/20-0251_article


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