Communicable disease outbreaks: What is a case?
Ward, J. E.
Communicable disease outbreaks: What is a case?.
AJGP: Australian Journal of General Practice, 49 (Suppl. 24).
The role of the general practitioner (GP) as the medical expert at the centre of Australia’s multidisciplinary primary healthcare system is never more acute than when populations are threatened by a communicable disease epidemic. This series is a refresher covering key concepts. This second article focuses on case definitions, testing and early phases of a public health response.
epidemic, communicable disease, COVID-19, general practitioner (GP), role, case definitions, testing, public health response