You will probably have heard of a new virus called the Covid-19, Wuhan novel coronavirus – or just ‘coronavirus’.
What is it?
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Wuhan novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
Advice from the NHS on when to and when not to come to the practice:
For advice from Public Health England on number of cases of the virus:
For advice from the World Health Organisation on how to protect yourself:
Read our newsletter on Coronavirus here (click on the image). It was sent our patients on March 12, and advice and information is changing daily, so check the links above for the latest news!
It’s so simple to protect yourself. Wash your hands. But in reality, who REALLY washes their hands properly? Check out the first video which shows you how a lot of people wash their hands (NOT RIGHT!) and then the second video which shows you how you need to do it!!
Have a look at the answers to some of the concerns raised in our latest survey on coronavirus. Click on the images to download them.