Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses causing less-severe disease such as the common cold and others causing more severe disease. Those have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. Anti viral drugs may be used but usually only to lessen the severity of symptoms.
If you have recently returned from China and are feeling unwell, please do not come to the surgery or A&E but telephone us on 020 8795 6152 and we will advise you of the next steps.
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