Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) : 2020-10-09

HEALTH CAPSULE : 7 : A7

HEALTH CAPSULE

Friday, October 9, 2020 dmhealthca­psule@gmail.com Resurgence of COVID-19 cluster COVID-19- PCR TESTING ALGORITHM HOSPITAL COMMUNITY Close contacts of positive cases (Based on epidemiolo­gical links) High risk community “hots-spots” - Areas where with high risk transmissi­on experience­d Random samples Covid- 19 suspected cases Pneumonia of unknown origin & SARI in absence of alternativ­e diagnosis Covid-19 suspected deaths Healthcare staff-unprotecte­d & exposed to covid-19 patient/s Close contact/s of a Covid- 19 patient Patients from a high risk geographic area (Area with reported cases within last 14 days or area with epidemiolo­gical risk is declared) L LV W R WV R V OWD W 3V F ROR LVW 1LYH UD 8 PD VDL W DW DYL DFFHVV WR D F DW VHUYLFH FD DYH D SR HUI O LPSDFW D D HDOL HIIHFW R W RVH R IHHO UW RU DUH L LVWUHVV RW HU LVV H LV W DW F RRVL W H DFF UDWH YRFDE ODU WR HVFULEH W HVH HPRWLR V L 6L DOD D 7DPLO FD EH YHU F DOOH L 7 HUHIRUH R PD RW EH DEOH WR HVFULEH W HP L HWDLO LI R PHHW RU WDON WR VRPHR H RYHU W H S R H % W W LV LV PD H P F HDVLHU H R WH W EHFD VH R FD H SODL LW W H D R SUHIHU 9 O HUDEOH SHRSOH R W DYH RU V WR H SUHVV W HLU HPRWLR V , W U W H R O W U WR EH D UHVVLYH D YHU DVW 6RPHWLPHV W H R W HYH RSH S L IUR W RI W HLU EHVW IULH V EHFD VH W H IHDU W DW W H R O EH OD H DW RU HUPL H 7 HUHIRUH HYHORSL D WU VW LW W HP RHV D OR D D W H ILUVW VWHS WR DF LHYH LW LV WR EH D R M HPH WDO DV SRVVLEOH POSITIVE NEGATIVE Two consecutiv­e PCR test negative Transfer to Covid -19 treatment hospitals Discharge Others R W H VHYHULW RI W H FDVH 9RO WHHUV R W DYH SURIHVVLR DO N R OH H D W HUHIRUH W H FD W L WHUYH H % W W H WHDP L FO HV RFWRUV UVHV D HYH RPP LW 3V F LDWULF 1 UVHV 31V R DUH WUDL H WR RUN LW FRPP LWLHV D DUH VWDWLR H DOO DUR W H LVOD 7 H 6 DVHUL D 6HUYLFH LV DOVR FROODERUDW­L LW V L W LV WDVN V H D H LOH H SODL L R LW DV L LWLDOO OD F H DV D YRLFH EDVH RWOL H EDFN L No further action is required Patients with COVID 19 signs and symptoms LW W H UHV U H FH RI 29, PH LFDO H SHUWV DYH UHLWHUDWH R W H LPSRUWD FH RI WHVWL R HVHOI LI D VL V RI IHYHU FR RU FRO SUHYDLO 6SHDNL WR W H DLO 0LUURU R V OWD W )DPLO 3 VLFLD D HD RI )DPLO 0H LFL H 8 LW 8 LYHUVLW RI RORPER U 5 YDL D LIID VDL W DW W HUH V D L FUHDVH L , IO H D LNH ,OO HVVHV , ,V D W HUHIRUH WHVWL UH LPHV V R O EH UHL WUR FH RU H WH H WR DOO W RVH DYL UHVSLUDWRU V PSWRPV RU V VSLFLR V IHEULOH LOO HVVHV ,W LV DOVR LPSRUWD W WR LYH DFFHVV WR IDPLO RFWRUV RU H HUDO SUDFWLWLR HUV WR VH SDWLH WV LW UHVSLUDWRU LOO HVVHV RU IHEULOH LOO HVVHV IRU 29, WHVWL WR VWDWH RU SULYDWH VHFWRU RVSLWDOV LW R W H D PL LVWUDWLYH HOD V VDL U D LIID H I UW HU VDL W DW SDWLH WV LW IHYHU D DUH V VSHFWH FDVHV IRU H H V R O DOVR EH F HFNH IRU 29, UHODWH V PSWRPV UR SDWLH WV R YLVLWH 23 FOL LFV DYH D FR RU D FRO 6R W H DYH WR EH UHIHUUH IRU 3 5 WHVWL UHVVLYH WHVWL D UHSHDW WHVWL LV D P VW DW W LV SRL W 2W HU LVH FR WDFW WUDFL R W EH D V FFHVV HVSHFLDOO L W LV VLW DWLR H D H W RULWLHV DYH DOVR RWLFH W H S EOLF WR UHIUDL IURP L L DUER UL RU DVVLVWL WR DUER U D 29, SDWLH W RU V VSHFWH FDVH D W DW VWULFW OH DO DFWLR R O EH WDNH D DL VW V F SHRSOH PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R Pressreade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . 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RUVAIZ HANIFFA Consultant Family Physician and Head of Family Medicine Unit, University of Colombo (KW)