Novel Coronavirus

Symptoms of a virus

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

That's right, they are fairly typical of any viral illness.

However, if you have been travelling in mainland China or near to people who have, then there is a chance you've been exposed to the novel (new) coronavirus. People who have been in contact with confirmed novel coronavirus cases must be isolated in their home for 14 days after exposure.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They cause illnesses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases.

While the media have created significant alarm, we need to remain alert to further spread and work together to manage this. Please refer to the Health Department for accurate and up to date information. The National Coronavirus Health Information Line is now live on 1800 020 080.

If you think you have been exposed to the virus please call rather than attend our clinic or any GP clinic, to get further advice.

Just like with Influenza, those at most risk of significant harm are people whose immune system is compromised, have other significant diseases, the elderly and the very young. Be sensible, wash your hands, seek advice if you're concerned, and let's work together.

For up to date resources and information check the Health Department website.