Information about the Novel Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
The Novel Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has recently hit the news due to the unprecedented nature and number of deaths seen in China. The Ministry of Health report 'The likelihood of an imported case in New Zealand is high, however the likelihood of an ongoing outbreak remains low'.
School Nurses and other clinicians can familiarise themselves with the symptoms (fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing) and related assessment via the Ministry of Health's 'Advice for Health Professionals' guideline.
For Information for Schools from the Ministry of Education (MoE) regarding the Coronavirus, click here.
For information from the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the virus, click here.
For information from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) on the virus, click here.
The NZ Herald reported on the 27th of January, 2020 that several schools have warned students who may be contagious/affected to delay their return to school. Read more here.