Coronavirus facts: Symptom-checker

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Dr Alexandra Bernhardi

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Dr Alex Bernhardi says health professionals have developed an online tool to help you decide what the best way of action for you is if you are experiencing any symptoms.
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Compared to the rest of the world and some of the bigger cities in Australia, to date we still have very few COVID-19 cases up here in Far North Queensland.

Many people will only get mild symptoms, similar to a cold or a mild flu.

Other people, especially older people or people with other chronic health conditions, such as heart failure, asthma or emphysema, can develop severe problems like shortness of breath and pneumonia.


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It can therefore be very difficult to decide when to seek medical attention, when to ask to get tested and when to simply stay at home and await recovery of what likely is a common cold.

As we now have a bit more experience and insights into COVID-19, health professionals have developed an online tool to help you decide what the best way of action for you is if you are experiencing any symptoms.

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/symptom-checker/tool/basic-details

Please check it out!


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