Surveillance Case Definitions for Human Infection with Novel Coronavirus (nCoV): Interim Guidance V1

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/11/2020. This one-page document summarizes World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for surveillance of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) recently identified in Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV). WHO will update these recommendations as new information becomes available on the situation in Wuhan, China. This interim guidance was adapted from WHO ’s guidance materials published for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). (PDF)
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