ABOUT CARNEGIE MALVERN MEDICAL CENTRE
Carnegie and Malvern Medical Centre is a traditional family practice, and committed to providing its patients with the highest standard of care for the benefit of each patient’s health and wellbeing. The clinic is just a short walk from Carnegie train station. Parking access is via the service lanes on Dandenong Rd/Princes Highway. The clinic is wheelchair accessible.
Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.
The most recently discovered coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus that can cause an infection in people, including a severe respiratory illness.
Who is at risk?
We are still learning about this new virus. Early indications are that people over 65 and people with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart and lung disease are more at risk of experiencing severe symptoms
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Many people will suffer only mild symptoms those most at risk may experience severe symptoms. The most common symptoms include:
• Breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
• Sore throat
• Fatigue or tiredness.
How does COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 spreads through close contact with an infected person; mostly face-to-face or within a household. It cannot jump across a room or be carried for long distances in the air.
• Close contact means greater than 15 minutes face-to-face or the sharing of a closed space for more than two hours with a confirmed case.
• A close contact could include any person meeting any of the following criteria:
• living in the same household or household-like setting (for example, a boarding school or hostel)
• direct contact with the body fluids or laboratory specimens of a confirmed case
• a person who spent two hours or longer in the same room
• face-to-face contact for more than 15 minutes with the case in any other setting not listed above.
How do I reduce my risk of contracting COVID-19?
• Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
• Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
• Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
• Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
• Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
• Don’t wear a face mask if you are well.
• Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
• Get the flu shot (available April). This won’t protect you from COVID-19, but it will reduce your risk of getting the flu.
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