Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals, including humans, and birds. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections, which are typically mild but, in rare cases, can be lethal.
In January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed a new type of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, which affects the respiratory system. The Ministry of Health (MoH)
is closely monitoring the situation with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO)
. Within New Zealand, District Health Boards (DHBs), including MidCentral DHB, are working closely with the MoH to monitor and prepare for the possibility of coronavirus reaching our shores.
Most documents are available in Acrobat (PDF) format. Some documents are also available in other formats (doc, xls, html etc.) or as a printed version (hard copy). Please note, due to cost, a different format or printed version may not be available.
To request a different format or printed version, please contact the MidCentral District Health Board Communications Unit.