Patient under investigation

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A patient under investigation (or a person under investigation) refers to a person who had been in close contact with a person with confirmed infection or/and may have been to place where there is an outbreak.[1][2][3] This person exhibits the symptoms of the disease and is required to be tested, and undergo a quarantine or isolation while waiting for the laboratory results.[4][5][6] It is a term used by health care workers in classifying patients during evaluation and testing in times of infectious disease outbreaks.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "CDC Broadens 'Person Under Investigation' Definition for COVID-19".
  2. ^ "Guidelines for Evaluating and Testing for COVID-19 Coronavirus (CDC)". MedicineNet. 26 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Pimentel to DOJ: I was not a PUI when I went to Makati Med". Rappler. Retrieved 2020-07-18.
  4. ^ Modesto, Catherine (20 March 2020). "How COVID-19 testing is conducted in PH". CNN Philippines.
  5. ^ "Center for Disease Control Patient Under Investigation Definition". Military Health System.
  6. ^ Salameda, Austin (24 March 2020). "The CoviD 19 Saga: PUM vs PUI, what's in a Word?". Digital News Exchange.
  7. ^ "Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  8. ^ "Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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