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Coronavirus disease 2019

Viral respiratory disease first detected in 2019

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include muscle pain, sputum production, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure. As of 2 April 2020, more than 981,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than two hundred countries and territories, resulting in approximately 50,200 deaths. More than 204,000 people have recovered.

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If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020..
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Disability advocates are calling for all supported workplaces to be shut after a workshop with more than 450 employees was forced to close temporarily due to a..
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A man in his 60s who leapt for his life from a stranded cruise ship is now fighting for his life in a Uruguay hospital after testing positive to coronavirus.
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Australia's national science agency said on Thursday it has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, as it joins a global race to..
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The positive tests have resulted in two cancer patients and roughly 20 radiation oncology staff going into quarantine.
Credit: The Age - Published 12 hours ago

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday the government is considering starting a new national holiday to prevent the annual mass exodus usually..
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Experts warn that asymptomatic people could be causing a "silent spread" of COVID-19, with the source of local transmission not known for up to one-third of..
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Why do epidemics breed conspiracy theories? And what do scientists say?
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For Perth pharmacist, Michael Franciscus, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted both his professional and personal life. Michael’s wife, Jocelyn, has about 40..
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A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are "extremely effective" at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter..
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A new sub-register of health professionals who left the industry in the past three years will bolster Australia's frontline resources in fighting COVID-19.
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A new sub-register of health professionals who left the industry in the past three years will bolster Australia's frontline resources in fighting COVID-19.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 day ago

A new sub-register of health professionals who left the industry in the past three years will bolster Australia's frontline resources in fighting COVID-19.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 day ago

With more than 120 visa categories in Australia, millions of people across the country are now left feeling concerned or confused about their immediate future..
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SA Premier Steven Marshall says he will follow all advice from health officials over Adelaide Airport operations after a cluster of COVID-19 cases.
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Prominent researchers are calling for a national COVID-19 research strategy as the number of clinical trials of COVID drugs and vaccines explodes.
Credit: The Age - Published 2 days ago

The European Commission said on Tuesday there was no evidence that a drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential miracle cure against COVID-19 was..
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The European Commission said on Tuesday there was no evidence that a drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential miracle cure against COVID-19 was..
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If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020..
Credit: The Age - Published 2 days ago

No economy can afford to buy all the economic toilet paper in the supermarket.
Credit: The Age - Published 2 days ago

Six Qantas baggage handlers working at Adelaide Airport have tested positive for the coronavirus, with about 100 others to be investigated.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 days ago

About 20 homeless people will be housed in Perth's Pan Pacific hotel under a trial program aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

About 20 homeless people will be housed in Perth's Pan Pacific hotel under a trial program aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

Scientists hope to find coronavirus cure by getting users to solve 3D puzzles fitting complex proteins together in a cross between 3D Tetris and Minecraft.
Credit: The Age - Published 3 days ago

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