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With an increasing number of confirmed cases of the novel virus at present in Australia, measures are being taken to help stop the propagation of the virus.

In today’s episode of Dr Nora I talk to you about my battle of finding protective measures to protect myself and my patients.

WHAT IS THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS?

Wuhan is a city in China where the virus originated from. It is not fully understood how the virus is transmitted but it is believe that it originated in a live seafood market and has so far affected many people in China and currently has a mortality rate of 2%. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

The virus causes symptoms pneumonia, including, fever, cough, shortness of breath and feeling unwell and tired. It is believed that there is an incubation period of around 14 days which means that someone may not know they have the virus immediately.

WHO IS AT RISK?

Those who have travelled to Wuhan or those who have close contacts with someone who has recently travelled or has a confirmed case.

HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF?

Usual hygiene measures are crucial such as regular hand washing. It has currently not been recommended for the general public to use a mask outside of the health care setting.

I THINK I HAVE CORONAVIRUS WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you have a suspicion you may be affected as perhaps you’ve recently travelled from there or know a close contact. You should maintain isolation and seek medical help. It is imperative that before you go to a doctor or the ED you must call ahead so that protective measures may be taken. You will need to be in isolation to protect others around you and hence stop the propagation of this virus.

I hope you’ve found this video useful and always, if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line below.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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Wuhan Coronavirus - What You Should Know & How Doctors Protect Themselves

With 4 confirmed cases of the novel virus at present in Australia, measures are being taken to help stop the propagation of the virus.

In today’s episode of Dr Nora I talk to you about my battle of finding protective measures to protect myself and my patients.

It is thought that the virus may be transmitted through airborne droplets from sneezing or coughing and it is felt that the P2/N95 mask may offer some protection. As a health care practitioner seeing around 50 patients a day it is my utmost priority to look after my patients and ensure that they are safe. After work I rushed over to my local hardware store and enquired about the mask. Unfortunately, they and all of their other franchises had run out and the only ones left were darth-Vader-esq masks.

After much deliberation I got over the aesthetics and remembered the purpose and brought one. As I drove away I thought I would call local pharmacies to check their stocks. After calling 20 different pharmacies over a span of 60km I was met with the same response ‘sorry we’re out of stock’.

Rather fortunately I drove past the hospital and thought perhaps I could ask my colleagues there and explain the situation. After speaking with the staff in ED they kindly gave me a mask for myself and my staff.

WHAT IS WUHAN CORONAVIRUS?

Wuhan is a city in China where the virus originated from. It is not fully understood how the virus is transmitted but it is believe that it originated in a live seafood market and has so far affected over 1000 people in China with around 40 people dying. It is believed that this who have died from the virus have had underlying medical conditions.

Australia has received its first confirmed case this weekend and to date there are 4 cases in two states, NSW and QLD.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

The virus causes symptoms pneumonia, including, fever, cough, shortness of breath and feeling unwell and tired. It is believed that there is an incubation period of around 14 days which means that someone may not know they have the virus immediately.

WHO IS AT RISK?

Those who have travelled to Wuhan or those who have close contacts with someone who has recently travelled or has a confirmed case.

HOW DO I PROTECT MYSELF?

Usual hygiene measures are crucial such as regular hand washing. It has currently not been recommended for the general public to use a mask outside of the health care setting.

WHERE TO BUY P2 MASKS?

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I THINK I HAVE WUHAN WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you have a suspicion you may be affected as perhaps you’ve recently travelled from there or know a close contact. You should maintain isolation and seek medical help. It is imperative that before you go to a doctor or the ED you must call ahead so that protective measures may be taken. You will need to be in isolation to protect others around you and hence stop the propagation of this virus.

Tests can be performed to confirm the virus and treatment may be initiated. The virus is new and not much information has been released. Scientists are working on a vaccination though this can take time.

Together with your help we can stop the propagation of the virus.

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I hope you’ve found this video useful and always, if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line below.

Take care and stay healthy,

Dr Nora

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Take Care Australia 🇦🇺 This beautiful country is home to many animals that I had never seen before until coming here almost 3 years ago. It is so sad to see the Bushfires affecting so many people and animals.
Several areas of the country are affected...

Take Care Australia 🇦🇺 This beautiful country is home to many animals that I had never seen before until coming here almost 3 years ago.

It is so sad to see the Bushfires affecting so many people and animals.

Several areas of the country are affected by heavy smoke making air quality very poor. If you are affected be sure to spend more time indoors with the air conditioning on and avoid any vigorous outdoor activity. If you do need to go outside invest in a disposable P2 face mask. These are able to filter out very fine particles from the air when used correctly and can be brought from your local hardware store.

If you suffer from respiratory problems please see your local GP for medication and an action plan.

As many of my Australian patients say “Australia only does things in extremes” and I hope that this extreme is over soon. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

#bushfires #australia #australianbushfires

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It’s time to work out 🏋️‍♀️🤺🤸‍♂️ Australia is silently suffering from an obesity epidemic. With 1 in 4 Australian children now either obese or overweight and nearly 2 thirds of adults overweight or obese it’s time to take action.These are scary...

It’s time to work out 🏋️‍♀️🤺🤸‍♂️ Australia is silently suffering from an obesity epidemic. With 1 in 4 Australian children now either obese or overweight and nearly 2 thirds of adults overweight or obese it’s time to take action.

These are scary statistics which can be avoided with education on healthy eating and exercise.

Being obese or overweight leads to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease to name a few.

So the next time you’re thinking about spending the day indoors grazing in front of Netflix why not take a walk outside, enjoy some of the beautiful sites and fresh fruit and veg Australia has to offer.

Take care and stay healthy 😘

Dr Nora 💉

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Calling all Australians 🇦🇺 In 2018 we spent 5.9 billion hours on social media. Whilst this is a great platform for getting inspiration and communicating with loved ones, it’s also having a detrimental affect on our mental health.Research has shown...

Calling all Australians 🇦🇺 In 2018 we spent 5.9 billion hours on social media. Whilst this is a great platform for getting inspiration and communicating with loved ones, it’s also having a detrimental affect on our mental health.

Research has shown that social media can impact our self esteem, affect our sleep, change our human interaction and make us unhappy.

So next time you feel like checking Snapchat, Instagram or Tinder, pause and take a look out the window, there’s a whole world out there to be discovered.

Take care and stay healthy x

Dr Nora 😘

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