Considerations in the investigation of cases and clusters of COVID-19

This document offers operational guidance to Member States for the rapid investigation of suspected COVID-19 cases after an alert or signal. It is a tool to be used by local, regional, or national health authorities that addresses considerations in investigating cases of COVID-19. 

– Access the publication (2 April 2020)

Global Surveillance for human infection with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 

This document provides guidance to Member States on implementation of global surveillance of COVID-19. The objectives of this global surveillance are:

  1. to monitor trends of the disease where human to human transmission occurs;
  2. rapidly detect new cases in countries where the virus is not circulating;
  3. provide epidemiological information to conduct risk assessments at the national, regional and global level; and
  4. provide epidemiological information to guide preparedness and response measures.

– Access the publication : “Global surveillance for COVID-19 caused by human infection with COVID-19 virus Interim guidance 20 March 2020” (20 March 2020)

Case-based reporting : reporting every case of COVID19

  1. Case-based reporting form
  2. Data dictionary for case-based reporting form

Aggregated reporting: reporting global cases count of COVID19

  1. Aggregated weekly reporting form

Considerations for quarantine of individuals in the context of containment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to Member States on quarantine measures for individuals in the context of COVID-19. It is intended for those responsible for establishing local or national policy for quarantine of individuals, and adherence to infection prevention and control measures. 

– Access the publication (19 March 2020)

Operational considerations for COVID-19 surveillance using GISRS

This document is intended for Ministry of Health and other government officials responsible for COVID-19 and influenza surveillance and summarizes the operational considerations for leveraging influenza surveillance systems to incorporate COVID‑19 testing. 

– Access publication (26 March 2020)

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