New Coronavirus Fact Sheet Available

Pharmacists are being urged to transfer those who are suffering from severe respiratory illness to emergency departments for coronavarius investigation, the Department of Health has advised.  All patients showing symptoms who recently travelled to China should be considered, and pharmacists should contact their state or territory public health unit for advice on suspected cases, including diagnostic testing and specimen collection.

For more, including the identifying of symptoms, exposure history and action plans, see the fact sheet posted on the Department’s website - CLICK HERE to access.

Thus far, there have been five confirmed cases of novel coronavarius in Australia.

Source:, 28 January 2020