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Official names have been announced for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes.  The official names are:

Disease : coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Virus : severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

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Criteria to Guide Evaluation of Patients Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

Patients in the United States who meet the following criteria should be evaluated as a PUI in association with the outbreak of COVID-19.
Clinical features and epidemiologic risk
Clinical Features & Epidemiologic Risk
Fever1 and symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing) and In the last 14 days before symptom onset, a history of travel from affected geographic areas5

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In the last 14 days before symptom onset, close contact2 with a person who is under investigation for 2019-nCoV while that person was ill.

Fever1 or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough, difficulty breathing) and In the last 14 days, close contact2 with an ill laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient.

The criteria are intended to serve as guidance for evaluation. Patients should be evaluated and discussed with public health departments on a case-by-case basis if their clinical presentation or exposure history is equivocal (e.g., uncertain travel or exposure).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/clinical-criteria.html

Source:https://emcrit.org/ibcc/COVID19/

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