Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Anna Rose Layden-Pool/Getty Images
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Top White House medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, known for his work during the coronavirus pandemic, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The news was shared by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which also noted he has not been in close contact with the president or any other senior official.

The doctor is currently experiencing mild symptoms after receiving a positive test on a rapid antigen test, a statement from the NIAID said, ABC News reported.

Fauci has received four doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the standard two-shot dose, and two boosters, according to the statement.

The statement went on to say that he is currently isolating at home and well enough to be able to continue his work.

"Dr. Fauci will follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical advice from his physician and return to the NIH when he tests negative," according to the statement.

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