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

Document Type : Continuous Medical Education Forum (CME from EB)


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


Recently, healthcare workers (HCWs) caring for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are exposed to an increased risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Risk assessment for HCW’s exposure to suspected/confirmed COVID-19 cases allows for early identification and management of COVID-19 among HCWs and limit introduction and spread of COVID-19 within healthcare facilities by healthcare personnel [1]. Five clinical scenarios are presented here. In each, a different risk exists. For each of the five cases we need to identify: Who is at risk?, What is this risk category?, What should the HCWs do after identifying the risk?, If there are any considerations in limited resources settings. 


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