Corona Virus Update

As at 06:00 hrs on 17 February 2020, Qld Health have confirmed 15 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia, with 5 of these diagnosed in Queensland, 4 in New South Wales, 4 in Victoria and 2 in South Australia. Eight of the earlier cases are reported to have recovered. The other seven are in a stable condition.

Symptoms include fever, difficulty breathing, non-specific upper respiratory tract infection symptoms such as cough and sore throat and chest radiographs showing bilateral pneumonic infiltrations. No vaccine or specific treatment is currently available.

The people most at risk of getting the virus in Australia are those who have recently travelled through China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.

Phone the surgery on 3207 7744 or 13 HEALTH (13 432584) if you have any questions about testing or the welfare of people with the virus.

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