Public health alert – novel coronavirus

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Summary

  • Consider novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in patients with fever and respiratory symptoms who recently travelled to anywhere in China.
  • There is not enough information yet to determine the incubation period, the rate of infection or the source of the virus.
  • For severe respiratory illness, transfer patients to Emergency Departments for investigation.
  • Contact your Public Health Unit for advice on suspected cases including diagnostic testing and specimen collection.
  • Queensland Health has launched a web page with information for both healthcare workers and the public.

Read the public health alert here.