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February 07 2020 | News
The first thing we should say about the Coronavirus outbreak is that most cases seem to be mild and those people who have tragically died in Wuhan appear to have been suffering from pre-existing health conditions.
As of February 5th, according to Gov.uk:
The World Health Organisation has declared Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and the risk level in the UK has been raised from Low to Moderate.
With more cases of the virus being diagnosed every day, it’s important to stop it spreading, recognise the symptoms and know what to do if you are concerned that you may have caught it.
Typically, the symptoms start with:
But these symptoms may lead to:
The symptoms are likely to be worse in people with a weakened immune system, in older people, or in those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
If you do have symptoms it is important to adopt a common-sense approach and take precautionary steps similar to having the flu.
Anyone travelling from China who develops the symptoms should take the same precautions and call NHS 111 to report recent travel arrangements.
The UK is one of the first countries to have set up a specific laboratory to test for Coronavirus. When a test is carried out, samples are taken from the nose, throat and deeper respiratory samples and a result can be expected during the same working day.
Shrewsbury between 10am-1pm with Dr Salamat:
Wolverhampton between 9am-1pm with Dr Sidhu:
Confidential consultation giving you time to discuss your health concern with an experienced female GP.
Summerfield Healthcare can provide follow up blood tests, women’s health screenings and referrals.
Book your FREE GP consultation with our female GP today on 0333 9000 010.
More information available at our latest blog: https://www.summerfieldhealthcare.co.uk/news/womens-health-clinics-from-november-2020/
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