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

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https://doi.org/10.25176/RFMH.v20i4.3045

Abstract

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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2020-06-10