covid19 guideline for medical staff

UPDATED INTERIM CASE DEFINITION AND ADVICE ON INITIAL MANAGEMENT

  1. Clinical case definitions of COVID-19 The present recommendation is to isolate and test all clinically suspected cases of COVID-19 infected patients. All confirmed cases should be transferred to National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) until further notice.

1.1 Clinically Suspected Case:

A. A person with ACUTE RESPIRATORY ILLNESS (with Cough, SOB, Sore throat) with a history of FEVER (at any point of time during this illness), returning to Sri Lanka from ANY COUNTRY within the last 14 days.

OR

B. A person with acute respiratory illness AND having been in close-contact* with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case during the last 14 days prior to onset of symptoms; * Close-contact: A person staying in an enclosed environment for >15 minutes (e.g. same household/workplace/social gatherings/travelling in same vehicle).

OR

C. A patient with acute pneumonia (not explainable by any other aetiology) regardless of travel or contact history as decided by the treating Consultant.

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