Rapid response teams for epidemiological surveillance: Mitigation of the coronavirus pandemic in Peru, 2020

Equipos de respuesta rápida de vigilancia epidemiológica: Mitigación de la pandemia de coronavirus en Perú, 2020


On January 30, 2020, with more than 9,700 confirmed cases in China, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. At the end of January, the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases (CDC-Peru) of the Ministry of Health prepared the “National Plan of Preparation and Response to the Introduction of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV”, where one of the strategic components was strengthen the epidemiological response through mitigation actions that allow early identification of cases, diagnosis, follow-up of contacts and identification of people with risk conditions.


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