Coronavirus for People with Parkinson’s
Saturday, 18th April 2020

What is Coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that are like the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new virus formed and spread from China to other countries now called coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
  • shortness of breath

 

If you are concerned you may have COVID-19, use the symptom checker on healthdirect.

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical attention. Ensure you call you GP prior to attending. If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms first, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice.

The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

COVID-19 and Parkinson’s

Prof Simon Lewis delivers an overview on the impact of the COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic in relation to diseases like Parkinson’s and Dementia and highlights what people living with these conditions should be focusing on.

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