CDC Broadens Testing Guidelines for Coronavirus
US health care workers have been sent new testing guidelines for novel coronavirus after the nation’s first case of a patient with an unbest-known source of infection, the US Centers for illness Control and bar aforesaid.
The agency aforesaid the patient in California did not travel to a location best-known to be affected by the virus and was not exposed to anyone best-known to be septic, CNN according.
Initial CDC guidance to US doctors was that to be tested, a patient had to have traveled to China or be a close contact of person who had been there, CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, aforesaid. But the California patient with an unbest-known source of infection changed all of that.
“As shortly as that case was recognized, we met and we revised our case definition for persons under investigation,” Redfield aforesaid, CNN according. “Today, that has been posted [to the CDC website], on with a new health advisory that the recommendation should be when a practitioner or individual suspects coronavirus, then we should be able to get a test for coronavirus.”