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Symptoms and prevention of COVID-19

Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.

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Prevention

Good hand washing practice is recommended to help avoid infection and spreading of the virus. The World Health Organization has a simple poster showing how to clean hands thoroughly - view here.

The best way to avoid infection and the spreading of COVID-19 is to avoid contact with the virus. This image shows you what to do.

COVID-19 coronavirus - how to avoid infection

Infographic courtesy of healthdirect.

The ABC has released a series of podcasts, called the Coronacast, answering questions relating to the Coronavirus, including tips on how to convince friends and family to stay home and how the Coronavirus test is done.

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Symptoms

Healthdirect Australia has developed a COVID-19 Symptom Checker, an online self-guided tool to help people find out if they need to seek medical help.

COVID-19

The Australian Academy of Science has released a video (below) about the coronavirus, including a description of symptoms.

Last updated: 01 April 2020

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