06 Feb 2020

Novel coronavirus

Experts Professor Paul Effler and Dr David Spiers discuss the novel coronavirus and the current situation in Australia.
This episode explores the background of the coronavirus, and theories about how such a virus can start in the human population. It also covers:

  • infectivity, transmissibility and severity
  • what GPs can learn from the SARS and MERS virus, and how this information can help
  • prevention in Australia, including what is being done to avoid a China-like outbreak
  • vaccines
  • what GPs should do if a patient calls with concerns they may be infected
  • masks and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • what GPs can do to protect themselves and their practices.
Information correct as at 4 February 2020.

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