We all get sick sometimes. And if you haven’t been in contact with anyone recently from Wuhan, chances are you do not have the Novel Coronavirus infection. But you are still sick, and in addition to personal recovery efforts, you should also take precautions to reduce the spread of germs.
Practise proper cough and sneeze etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs. If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
Tell your health care professional: your symptoms; where you have been travelling or living; if you had direct contact with animals (for example, if you visited a live animal market); if you had close contact with a sick person, especially if they had a fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Describe your symptoms to the health care provider before you go in for an appointment so they can best advise you.
If you have traveled to Wuhan, China or were in close contact with others recently from Wuhan, and you develop symptoms of 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection, avoid contact with others and contact a health care professional.