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Alerts

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

If you have cold and flu type symptoms or a fever and have recently traveled overseas or have been in contact with a confirmed case please tell us before coming into the practice

Alternatively call Health Direct on 1800 022 222 and follow their advice


 

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Initial human infections of the novel type of coronaviruses were acquired from exposure to animals at the live animal market in Wuhan, China, however on 20 January 2020 Chinese authorities confirmed the novel coronavirus is spreading person-to-person. 

Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, kidney failure, and even death.

 

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or breathlessness AND have recently travelled overseas or have been with someone who has, please phone and speak to a clinican at Your Health Griffith. DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE. Avoid contact with other people, do not go into crowded places, or take public transport. 

 

Patients can also call Health Direct on 1800 022 222. Health Direct has a team of public health doctors for triage and assessment and referral to emergency. Public health will notify emergency departments in advance.

For information on the Coronavirus and up-to-date alerts please visit:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

How to fit and remove personal protective equipment: 

https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/how-to-fit-and-remove-personal-protective-equipment-in-the-correct-order?fbclid=IwAR126ryaN4MNSXByJ129vojGPE3EfGl1_iFw0EzTb00feIxpc0q194t9zQE