What is a coronavirus?
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. Coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Wuhan Novel Coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
If you have been to Wuhan, China, in the last 14 days and develop ANY of these symptoms:
- Sore Throat
- Difficulty Breathing
- Runny Nose
IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS WITHIN 14 DAYS OF LEAVING CHINA, CONTACT A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL FOR FREE ADVICE AND TREATMENT, BY CALLING NHS 111 OR YOUR GP, AND TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE TRAVELLED TO WUHAN. Info