Illinois dentist recovering after testing positive for coronavirus

Briana Oller, DDS, of Glen Carbon, Ill.-based Simply Smiles, is recovering after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to The Telegraph.

After treating her last patient March 17, Dr. Oller began self-quarantining. On that same day, Dr. Oller began developing an intense headache. On March 20 she lost her sense of taste and smell and had developed a low-grade fever.

By March 26, Dr. Oller visited her primary care physician to set up a test. Four days later, she was told she was positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Oller, a 42-year-old mother, had no underlying health issues when she was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. She has been recovering at home.

"We don't know where I got this," Dr. Oller told The Telegraph. "We have no clue. We now know I've had my symptoms since March 17. We believe exposure occurred sometime around March 13 somewhere in the community because my mom is also positive for the coronavirus. She has followed a similar timeline but started a day later than me. The last time we were together was March 13. It is in our community and it has been this whole time."

Dr. Oller posted her COVID-19 journey in a Facebook video. As of April 6, the video has been viewed more than 69,500 with more than 2,800 shares.

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