If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath within 14 days of travel to an affected area or have had contact with a person with confirmed coronavirus, you should immediately isolate yourself from other people.
Contact Muswellbrook Hospital Emergency department on 65422000 and seek medical attention as soon as possible.
It is important to phone ahead so that the emergency department can make appropriate preparations and protect others.
When seeking medical care please wear a surgical mask (if Available) otherwise ask for one when you arrive.
Ways to prevent the spread of the virus:
- avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections
- frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment
- people with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (keep away from other people, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds).
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