Case management in Community

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1. Quarantine of laboratory confirmed cases.

Question: For how long?

  • for 14 days after the onset of symptoms
  • for 14 days after the positive test
  • if someone becomes symptomatic during the 14 days? after 5-7 days that the case is asymptomatic?

Question: Do we need testing after quarantine? One test or two tests? Question: how you assure compliance?

2. Quarantine of close contacts.

Question: For how long?

  • for 14 days after the onset of symptoms
  • for 14 days after the positive test
  • if someone becomes symptomatic during the 14 days? when does quarantine end? after 5-7 days that the case is asymptomatic?

Question: how you assure compliance?

3. Recommendation of cases with mild symptoms to stay home.

Question: How we define mild symtoms?

NEED for protocols - algorithms based on different scenarios regarding the available resources. The optimal is not always possible however the decision on a strategy which is not the optimal should be based on evidence. how referral to the hospital will be done? by whom?