What you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak

The coronaviruses were introduced into the world in the late 19th century.

They are a threat to health and are spreading like wildfire.

The virus, also known as H5N1, is transmitted through direct contact with a human.

It can cause severe illness in up to 70 per cent of people.

It is also known to cause respiratory infections.

The coronivirus is spreading like a wildfire.

What you should know about coronavirs How does it spread?

Infection with the virus is spread through direct and indirect contact, or direct exposure.

It also can be spread through coughing or sneezing.

It cannot be spread by direct touching, but is transmitted via saliva.

How does the virus spread?

The virus can be transmitted through a variety of ways, including coughing, sneezes, touching surfaces, kissing, coughing, eating or drinking, sneeze, kissing a stranger or sharing food.

The most common way it is spread is through contact with infected or deceased body fluids.

Who is at risk?

The vast majority of people who contract the virus will not become ill.

The majority of cases of coronavirochism are caused by people with no history of coronovirus exposure.

However, those with a history of exposure may become infected.

The risk of infection to others is increased if they: do not wear a mask and wear a face mask when in public, such as at work or school; wear a full-face helmet or face coverings at work; or wear a respirator when in close proximity to others.

Do not drink or take prescription medicines for asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease.

People with chronic lung disease, cancer and other conditions that increase their risk of developing the disease should seek medical advice.

The Australian Government is working with coronaviral experts to determine if there are any barriers to vaccination and to offer the vaccination for free to people at high risk of contracting the disease.

How do I get vaccinated?

To find out how you can be vaccinated, visit coronavurists.gov.au/vaccination and click on ‘Get vaccinated’ on the left side of the screen.

For more information, contact your health provider.

What are the symptoms of coroniviral disease?

The symptoms of infection with the coronoviral virus include fever, headache, cough, runny nose, muscle aches and tiredness.

The condition may progress to a more serious form of pneumonia.

What is the treatment for coronavira?

You may need to: rest and get regular exercise.

If you have symptoms of illness such as fever, sore throat, cough or a cough that makes you feel weak, seek medical attention.