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Fact sheet—novel coronavirus (新型冠狀病毒概況)

Current status as of 21 February 2020

Queensland has five confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more information on these cases, please visit our Health Alerts page.

Queensland Health is pleased to report that 1 of the state’s confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients has left hospital, having recovered.

The Prime Minister announced new border control measures and travel advice on 1 February, and recommended Queenslanders familiarise themselves with this advice.

Self-quarantine advice

If you have been to China in the last 14 days and are feeling unwell, see a doctor immediately.

The advice below is for anyone who has travelled to China in the past 14 days, or for anyone who has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and is feeling well.

If you have been in, or transited through, mainland China

  • You need to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date you departed mainland China.
  • If you begin to feel unwell and develop a fever or shortness of breath, a cough or a respiratory illness during your period of self-quarantine you should seek immediate medical attention. Call ahead to your GP or emergency department and mention your travel history before you arrive.
  • If you experience any other symptom during your period of self-quarantine you should also seek immediate medical attention. Call ahead to your GP or emergency department and mention your travel history before you arrive.

If you have been in close contact with someone who already has novel coronavirus

  • You need to self-quarantine for 14 days from the last date of contact with the confirmed case.
  • If you begin to feel unwell and develop a fever or shortness of breath, a cough or a respiratory illness during your period of self-quarantine you should seek immediate medical attention. Call ahead to your GP or emergency department and mention you’ve been in contact with someone with novel coronavirus infection before you arrive.
  • If you experience any other symptom during your period of self-quarantine you should also seek immediate medical attention. Call ahead to your GP or emergency department and mention you’ve been in contact with someone with novel coronavirus infection before you arrive.

Read more about self-quarantine and what happens at the end of quarantine.

About coronavirus

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus affecting humans.

Some coronaviruses can cause illness similar to the common cold and others can cause more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

This novel coronavirus is still new and as such we are still learning more about it.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak and is working with Chinese authorities and global experts to learn more about the virus including how it affects people, how it is transmitted and what countries can do to respond.

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

A number of clinical symptoms have been reported in identified cases of novel coronavirus. These symptoms include:

  • fever
  • a cough
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath.

Anyone with these symptoms who has travelled to or through mainland China in the past 14 days should see a doctor immediately. Before your appointment, please call ahead and advise of your symptoms and recent travel so necessary precautions can be undertaken.

People with suspected novel coronavirus will be tested and may also need to have a chest x-ray.

There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 infection. Antibiotics are not effective against viral infections. However, most of the symptoms can be treated with supportive medical care.

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

The Queensland Government has added COVID-19 novel coronavirus to the state’s notifiable conditions list.

Protecting yourself and others from the novel coronavirus

Novel coronavirus is transmitted from person to person, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Transmission may occur from contaminated surfaces, so it is important to frequently wash your hands.

To protect yourself and others from infection practice good hand and respiratory hygiene including:

  • cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
  • covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
  • avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
  • staying home if you are unwell.

Based on current advice, only people who have returned from mainland China, are unwell and have access to a face-mask should use it. For anyone else who does not have symptoms, a face-mask is not necessary.
There is no need to cancel any events or gatherings or take additional precautions to normal practice. People who are unwell should not attend public events.

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Help and assistance

For further information on novel coronavirus (COVID-19), contact 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

截止2020年2月21日的昆州现状

昆士兰州有5例确诊新型冠状病毒感染。

欲了解有关确诊病例的更多信息,请访问昆州卫生警示公告

昆士兰州卫生部通报 了昆州COVID-19确诊病例中有1位患者已治愈出院。

澳大利亚总理在2月1日宣布新的边境管控措施和旅行建议,并建议昆士兰民众了解此建议。

自我隔离建议

如果您在过去14天内去过中国且感到身体不适,请立即就医。

以下指令是针对在过去14天内去过中国,或曾密切接触COVID-19(新型冠状病毒)确诊病例,且感觉不适的人士。

如果您曾经去过,或曾从中国大陆转机

  • 您必须自离开中国大陆之日起,自我隔离14天。
  • 如果您在自我隔离期间开始感觉不适,并伴发烧或呼吸急促、咳嗽或呼吸道症状,应立即就医。请在您到达诊所前致电您的GP (全科医生) 或医院急诊部,并通报您的旅行史。
  • 如果您在自我隔离期间出现任何其他症状,也应立即就医。请在您到达诊所前致电您的GP (全科医生) 或医院急诊部,并通报您的旅行史。

如果您与已经确诊的新型冠状病毒患者有密切接触

  • 自与确诊病例接触的最后日期起,您必须自我隔离14天。
  • 如果您在自我隔离期间开始感觉不适,并伴发烧或呼吸急促,咳嗽或呼吸道症状,应立即就医。请在您到达诊所前致电您的GP (全科医生) 或医院急诊部,并通报您曾与新型冠状病毒确诊患者有过接触。
  • 如果您在自我隔离期间出现任何其他症状,也应立即就医。请在您到达诊所前致电您的GP (全科医生) 或医院急诊部,并通报您与新型冠状病毒确诊患者有接触。

更多信息,请阅读关于自我隔离,以及如何结束隔离

有关新型冠状病毒

新型冠状病毒(也称COVID-19)是一株新型感染人体的冠状病毒。

冠状病毒有的会导致类似普通感冒的疾病,有的会导致更严重的疾病,如严重急性呼吸综合症(SARS)和中东呼吸综合症(MERS)。

这种新型冠状病毒是一种新发现的病毒,我们正在对其积极开展研究。

世界卫生组织(WHO)牵头开展应对新型冠状病毒爆发的全球战略,并与中国政府及全球专家积极合作,研究该病毒如何感染人群、如何传播及各国应对战略等。

症状、诊断与治疗

确诊新型冠状病毒感染病例存在以下一些临床症状:

  • 发烧
  • 咳嗽
  • 喉咙痛
  • 乏力
  • 呼吸急促。

任何在过去14天内去过中国且伴有以上症状的人,必须立即就医。请在去看诊前打电话告知您的症状及近期旅行史,以便相应预防措施就位。

新型冠状病毒疑似感染者将接受检测,也可能需要拍胸部X光片。

针对新型冠状病毒感染,尚无特定的治疗方法。抗生素对病毒感染无效。但是,大部分症状可以通过支持疗法缓解。

目前尚无针对冠状病毒的疫苗。

昆士兰州政府已经将此新型冠状病毒加入需申报病种的清单

保护自我与他人免受新型冠状病毒感染

新型冠状病毒通常在感染者咳嗽或打喷嚏时在人与人之间传播。 传播可能来自受污染的表面,因此经常洗手很重要。

您可通过勤洗手和保持呼吸道卫生来保护自己和他人不受感染:

  • 使用肥皂和水洗手或者酒精型免洗洗手液
  • 咳嗽或打喷嚏时请用纸巾捂住或弯曲手肘挡住口鼻
  • 避免接触有呼吸道疾病症状的人士,症状如发烧、咳嗽、喉咙痛、乏力和呼吸急促。
  • 如果您身体不适,您应该待在家中。

根据目前的卫生建议,从中国大陆返回的人士,如果身体不适,在有口罩的情况下应该佩戴口罩。其他无相关症状的人士无需佩戴口罩。

无需取消任何活动或聚会、或采取额外防范措施。身体不适的人士不应参加公共活动。

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帮助与协助:

欲了解有关新型冠状病毒的更多信息,请致电13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)。

Last updated: 21 February 2020

If you have been in China in the last 14 days and are feeling unwell, see a doctor immediately.