Continuous medical education activities; Answers to Case No. 2: Exposure to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case

Document Type : Reply to CME (for readers)


Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt


Healthcare workers (HCWs)’ risk evaluation enables early detection of HCWs at high risk of exposure to Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), strengthen the need for HCWs to self-monitor fever and other symptoms and stop work while ill, and limit the development and distribution of COVID-19 inside healthcare facilities by healthcare personnel.  We had previously presented five clinical scenarios. In each, a different risk exists. For each of the five cases we asked to identify: Who is at risk? What is this risk category? What should the HCWs do after identifying the risk? Whether there are any considerations in limited resources settings or not. Answers are provided in this forum on the basis of currently available data and are subject to change as new knowledge becomes available. It is therefore necessary to update the COVID-19 data on an ongoing basis.


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