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Summer Planning Toolkit modules

Module 5: Acute illness, including viruses

Acute illness, including viruses

Acute illness, including viral infections

There is a range of respiratory illnesses and viral infections GPs need to be aware of during the summer months, particularly summer colds and viral infections such as parainfluenza and COVID-19.

The RACGP’s Winter Planning Toolkit contains resources to assist general practices in managing their responses to viral infections.  While information within the Winter Planning Toolkit is aimed towards viral infections generally circulating during winter, it can help practices prepare for summer viruses as it includes information on vaccination, preventative measures and providing care for vulnerable populations. The RACGP has also published a factsheet on ventilation and air-circulating strategies in general practice to help prevent virus circulation in your practice.