Novel Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals. It is referred to as ‘novel’ as it is a new virus first reported in humans in December 2019. The virus can cause symptoms which range from a mild cough to pneumonia.
When spread from person-to-person it is most likely spread through:
There is a limited amount of people at risk of getting the virus including:
In order to protect against infection, it is important to practice good hygiene including:
In Australia as of 10th February 2020 there are only 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus [i], 5 of which have recovered. The Australian Government are advising people to hold off travelling to China.
If you have any concerns regarding coronavirus, book a video consultation with one of our excellent GPs online. We have doctors available 24/7 and are accessible across Australia through your mobile, laptop or smart device.