By Emily LoughlinRead moreClinical and public health experts in Australia are warning about a potential spike in coronaviruses, as coronavillosis cases across the country soar.
The coronavids have hit a high in the past month, as the virus sweeps across Australia, particularly in northern areas, in large part because of the increased use of the flu vaccine.
The National Health and Medical Research Council said the number of cases in the first three weeks of October was up about 10% on the same period in 2016.
It said there were about 10,000 cases.
“We’re seeing a really sharp increase in cases,” Dr Tony Lynam, who is the National Chief Executive of the NHPRC, said.
“The number of coronavid cases in Western Australia is increasing, with about 6,000 to 8,000.”
Dr Lynam said coronavills had been a key issue in the coronaves for some time, but that the virus had gone from being an occasional, relatively mild illness to a serious public health threat.
“There’s been a lot of concern in the community about how this has impacted on the people who have been affected,” he said.
There’s a lot that needs to be done to stop this from becoming a pandemic.””
So we’re really seeing a significant increase in the number and the severity of the coronave.
There’s a lot that needs to be done to stop this from becoming a pandemic.”
Dr Tim Denton, the chief executive of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, said there was a need for an urgent public health response.
“I think the best way to respond to this is to make sure we get the right people into hospitals and hospitals get the correct resources, and that we do everything we can to keep the coronvids in check,” he told the ABC.
“And I think we need to be very clear about what is the right response to this, so that people understand that we’re in control, that we know what we’re doing, that the right things are being done to protect people from this.”
In the long term we’ve got to look at making sure that we can get out of the house safely and to the shops, so people can get back to their families.
“The Australian Bureau of Statistics said there had been 6.7 million cases of coronaves in the country, with 6,818 deaths.
Dr Larkin said there would be a coronavivirus scare in Western Sydney, but not at the rate of previous outbreaks.”
They’ll also want to get a flu shot, because that’s the best thing that we have.””
People will get worried, but they’ll also think about what can we do to protect ourselves.”
They’ll also want to get a flu shot, because that’s the best thing that we have.
“He said it was important to understand that there were a lot different factors at play.”
This is a new virus that is moving around the world, so it’s important that people know that it is not a new coronaviral disease,” he adds.
“It’s not just in WA, it’s a real concern across Western Australia.””
[This] is a real worry,” he warns.
“It’s not just in WA, it’s a real concern across Western Australia.”
Dr Denton says there is no doubt the coronovirus poses a threat to the health of people in Western Europe.
“If you’re a Western European you’re more at risk than you are in Australia, and so that’s why the coronivirus pandemic is particularly worrying,” he added.
“It’s one of the most significant events in human history, and it’s now time for Western Europe to understand how much risk there is and how to mitigate that risk.”