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

Mar 20, 2020

This document provides guidance to Member States on implementation of global surveillance of COVID-19. Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Portuguese. WHO

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.

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