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Sahly: Got a coronavirus question? Ask the expert, Dr. Irfan Hafiz

Northwestern Medicine infectious disease specialist will take your questions

Chances are, you’ve got questions about COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.

We at Shaw Media Illinois are doing all we can to inform our readers on the latest developments, what you can do to prepare yourself and keep your family safe, and what local schools, health departments and governmental units are doing to prepare in case of an outbreak.

While we are knowledgeable on the topic at hand, we are not infectious disease experts.

Dr. Irfan Hafiz is.

Hafiz is an infectious disease specialist and chief medical officer at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, and Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital. He received a medical degree from Osmania Medical College, completed a residency at Cook County Health and Hospital System and completed a fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He has provided care to patients in the suburbs for more than 20 years.

In other words, he knows his stuff.

And Hafiz has been gracious enough to take some time to answer your coronavirus questions.

If you head to shawmediaillinois.com/ask-the-expert you can submit your coronavirus question for Hafiz. His answers to the most common questions will be posted online on our websites and in our newspapers this weekend.

We thank Hafiz for his time and effort on this, as we at Shaw Media Illinois continue to keep you informed on the news you need to know on coronavirus and how it affects the communities we serve.

• John Sahly is the Shaw Media Illinois editor. Reach him at jsahly@shawmedia.com

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