SURVEILLANCE CASE DEFINITIONS FOR NEW CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (Version 1)

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Suspected Case:

Any person with acute respiratory illness, (including severely ill patients who have been hospitalised) presenting with fever, cough, difficulty breathing AND who within 14 days before onset of illness has any one of the following exposures

1. History of travel to China 14 days prior to symptoms onset OR

2. Close contact with a confirmed case of nCoV infection OR

3. Exposure to healthcare facility in a country where hospital associated nCoV infections have been reported

Probable case:

A suspect case for whom testing for 2019-nCoV is inconclusive or for whom testing was positive on a pan-coronavirus assay

Confirmed case:

Any person with laboratory confirmation of 2019nCov* infection with or without signs and symptoms

*If you have a patient that matches the case definition above, please contact NCDC to arrange for sample collection and testing on 07032864444

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