I smiled as the Afghan family of six approached my triage station in the Philadelphia airport. The three young boys were laughing, playful, and full of energy despite the long journey. The oldest, who looked about 10 years old, sat on a chair and immediately began describing his symptoms—sore throat and cough, most likely a viral upper respiratory tract infection. I completed my physical exam as the medical student flipped …
Post Author: Bianca Nfonoyim, MD and Rebecca Whitmire, MD, MPH
Bianca Nfonoyim and Rebecca Whitmire are pediatric residents.
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