Monitoring populations and tracing contacts of infected people is necessary to notify them of exposure. The ability to test greatly increases efficient tracing. Request that contacts self-quarantine for 14 days. Results should be reported with full demographic information. Testing might be used to identify those with asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic infection and further reduce risk for exposure. Testing results might inform decisions about rescheduling elective procedures or about the need for additional transmission-based precautions.
key words: travel, international, community, spread, acute care
SNOMED_CT Problem=191415002 (PB0050); SNOMED_CT Cat-Tar=424985006 (CG0004, TG0071)