Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness which primarily affects a person’s lungs and airways.
As a result, the effects of the virus can put certain people at a greater risk of complications, including patients with pre-existing lung conditions such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Furthermore, the effects of cancer treatment can weaken the immune system, causing this group of people to be at a greater risk of contracting the virus.
Avoid the risk
Experts have advised that cancer patients are a high-risk group who need to, where reasonably practicable, stay at home as much as possible and reduce exposure to other people.
Coronavirus can cause flu-like symptoms, including coughing, fatigue, fever and shortness of breath – all which are also symptoms common to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.
It is therefore important that people with pre-existing lung conditions are extra cautious in minimising exposure and identifying changes in symptoms.
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We have helped people to recover compensation for asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.
If you require assistance in pursuing an asbestos compensation claim for an asbestos-related disease, then please contact us today on our freephone number 0800 038 6767. Alternatively, head over to the ‘Contact Us’ page, complete the form and we will be in touch.