Coronavirus has all of us questioning if that sniffle or runny nose is something much more sinister. And with good reason.
The chart above should give you some clarity. It’s the
symptoms experienced by 55,000 patients in China who tested positive for
The most common symptom? A fever.
The main difference between a cold and COVID-19 is the
likelihood of fever: most people with COVID-19 develop a high temperature.
In contrast, while people with a cold can develop a fever, it happens only rarely, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Coronavirus symptoms have even more in common with influenza
— that other, sometimes deadly virus often confused with the common cold.
So while that sniffle is probably just the usual upper respiratory tract infection, you can’t be sure. If you think you might have been exposed to COVID-19, call the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline at any time on 1800 020 080. And before visiting your GP or hospital, call ahead and call them about your symptoms.
Do you have a number of people, friends, students, associates that you need to check? – Our new non contact infrared thermometers are the answer.
West Coast First Aid Training (WCFAT) takes the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the spreading of it very seriously. As a result we are now providing all students, on all first aid courses with their own individual resuscitation mask & first aid kit (to keep) included in the price of the course.
Your own individual lung set will be supplied (to be disposed of at completion of training by you instructor). An individual manikin face will be provided per student but do need to be returned these for disinfecting and reuse. If you would like your own brand new face to keep we can provide one for $25.
All manikins are thoroughly disinfected with alcohol and bleach prior to and during every class. Alcohol wipes and disinfection solution are available at all times during the course.
How can I help prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV?
• teach and encourage your children/family to wash their hands often with soap and water before and after eating as well as after attending the toilet; • avoid contact with others by keeping children home if they are unwell; • teaching children to cough and sneeze into their elbow; and • while it’s not possible to avoid touching, kissing, and hugging children, parents and guardians should do their best to follow these steps too.
Call the Public Health Information Line on 1800 004 599.
Contact your state or territory public health agency: • ACT call 02 5124 9213 during business hours or (02) 9962 4155 after hours • NSW call 1300 066 055 • NT call 08 8922 8044 • Qld call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) • SA call 1300 232 272 • Tas call 1800 671 738 • Vic call 1300 651 160 • WA visit https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ or call your local public health unit