Clinical Alerts

We are currently part of the international response to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, which was first diagnosed in China in December 2019. 

Our statewide efforts are being co-ordinated by our dedicated NSW Health Pathology Public Health Pathology team under the leadership of Professor Dominic Dwyer. They are supported by an Advisory Committee with representatives from key stakeholders including NSW Health, Health Protection, NSWHP’s Microbiology Clinical Stream and more.

As of 10am 29 January 2020, there are four confirmed cases for 2019-nCoV in NSW and six cases under investigation.

Keep up to date with the latest updates here 

Also included:

  • Advice for families with children returning to school
  • Clinical guidance
  • Advice for GPs
  • Update for clinicians and NSW emergency departments
  • Webinar for GPs 
  • World Health Organisation updates 
  • Other resources including fact sheets, FAQs, Travel Alert poster for patient waiting rooms and more. 

Please also refer to the NSW Health media releases page for important public health information and warnings.