Saturday, October 6, 2012

HPA: Epidemiological protocols and forms for comprehensive assessment of early novel coronavirus cases and their close contacts in the United Kingdom

“The First Few Hundred (FF100)” Enhanced Case and Contact Protocol v3.0

The epidemiological and virological investigation of the first cases of acute respiratory infection associated with novel coronavirus and their close contacts is essential in order to inform guidance and policy in directing the United Kingdom’s (UK) public health response.
The epidemiological methods to guide data collection for the comprehensive assessment of the “first few hundred cases and their close contacts” are set out in this document. The protocol outlines the investigation of persons with laboratory confirmed novel coronavirus infection, along with their close contacts.

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