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CORONAVIRUS - WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED Posted on 9 Feb 2020

If you are concerned you may have been in contact with Coronavirus (WN-CoV) pleae read this information from Public Health England.

In the 14 days before the onset of illness:

Have you recently travelled to mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau?

OR

Have you:

Been in contact with confirmed cases of WN-CoV (coronavirus):

Meaning living in the same household

OR

Had direct contact with the case or their body fluids or their laboratory specimens, or in the same room of a healthcare setting when an aerosol generating procedure is undertaken on the case

 

Been within 2 metres of the case in any other setting not listed above, for any length of time

 

IF ‘YES’

Do you have:

Severe acute respiratory infection requiring Admission to hospital with clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome

OR

Acute respiratory infection of any degree of severity (including at least one of: fever, shortness of breath, cough or sore throat)

In the above cases, do not come to the surgery.

Call us on 020 7795 8470 and we will advise you what to do.

 

 

Preventing spread of infection

There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.

 

Abingdon Medical Practice Team

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