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Protocol for Assessment of Potential Risk Factors for 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infection Among Health Care Workers in a Health Care Setting   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Background: "The detection and spread of an emerging respiratory pathogen are accompanied by uncertainty over the key epidemiological, clinical and virological characteristics of the novel pathogen and particularly its ability to spread in the human population and its virulence (case-severity). This is the case for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), first detected in Wuhan city, China in December 2019. [...] Understanding 2019-nCoV infection among healthcare workers and the risk factors for adverse outcomes is important not only for characterising virus transmission patterns and risk factors for infection, but also for preventing future infection of healthcare workers and other patients, for informing and updating infection prevention and control measures at healthcare facility and national level and for reducing secondary 2019-nCoV transmission within healthcare settings."

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Version 1.2
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2020-02-03
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World Health Organization
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