2 Feb 2020

Hygiene practices, not masks, key to avoiding viruses

From Sunday Morning, 7:16 am on 2 February 2020

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The first suspected case of coronavirus in New Zealand has thankfully tested negative but questions remain about how we can keep the virus out of the country.  Associate Professor Patricia Priest is from the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago. She joins the show to discuss the virus and best preventive measures.

A medical staff member (L) wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, takes the temperature of a man (R) at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 25, 2020.

Photo: AFP