ZWOLLE – People with the new coronavirus have a fever and respiratory complaints. Think of coughing or shortness of breath. This new coronavirus is different from the known coronaviruses that occur in humans.
The disease is transmitted from person to person. It is currently assumed that one sick person can infect an average of 2 other people. The sicker a person is, the more he spreads the virus.
In the Netherlands, the coronavirus is now up to date several people demonstrated. Patients in the Netherlands carefully map out who the patient has had contact with. The GGD Municipal Health Service monitors all contacts to minimize the chance of the disease spreading.
Dutch infectious disease doctors are affected by the RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment informed about the latest state of affairs and the developments surrounding the new corona virus. Laboratories throughout the Netherlands are also testing patients where it is suspected that they may have the virus. This test can only be requested by the GGD or a hospital. All GGDs and hospitals are aware of the protocols on how to deal with a patient and what measures must be taken.
Staying home or calling the doctor?
Do you have colds or increase to 38.0 degrees Celsius?
Stay home, get sick and make sure you don’t infect others. So keep your distance from other people. You don’t need the doctor not to call. Your complaints are mild.
Your complaints are getting worse?
- You have a fever (over 38 degrees Celsius) and you cough or breathe hard?
Then you must call the GP or GP post. In case of serious complaints, please contact us immediately.