Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Kambu Health is dedicated to keeping community informed about COVID-19 and providing culturally safe health and wellbeing care. Due to recent cases of COVID-19 in the Ipswich and West Moreton regions, Kambu Health run programs from our Ipswich and Laidley Clinics, Children and Family Centre, and Family Wellbeing Service will be postponed, or where possible, be online.


What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The virus spreads through water droplets that pass from an infected person through coughing, sneezing, or breathing. There is no current vaccine or cure for COVID-19.

 

Who can be affected by COVID-19?

Anyone can contract COVID-19. Most people will experience mild symptoms, however, if a person does have existing medical issues such as chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease diabetes, or cancer, the virus could be serious or fatal.

 

How can we stop the spread of COVID-19?

We can take actions in our own homes and communities to stop the spread of COVID-19.

· thoroughly washing our hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds, drying our hands using paper towels or a clean towel

· using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

· social distancing: keeping 1.5 metres between each person (think two big steps)


What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Most common symptoms:

· fever

· dry cough

· tiredness

Less common symptoms:

· aches and pains

· sore throat

· diarrhoea

· conjunctivitis

· headache

· loss of taste or smell

· a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

Serious symptoms:

· difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

· chest pain or pressure

· loss of speech or movement

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.

On average it takes 5 - 6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.


Where can I get tested?

If you have been overseas in the last 14 days, have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are showing cold or flu like symptoms, please get tested at our Booval Respiratory Fever Clinic.

 

Booval Respiratory Fever Clinic

Shop 3-160 Brisbane Road, Booval

Phone: 0408 699 432


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