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CDC rewrites definition for coronavirus ‘close contact’ – The Guardian

New definition includes people who come into close contact with infected individuals in multiple short bursts over 24-hour period

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The leading US federal public health agency has rewritten its definition of who is at risk of contracting coronavirus to include people who come into close contact with infected individuals in multiple short bursts over a 24-hour period.
The new definition of close contact issued on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will sharply expand the pool of those deemed in danger of being infected by the virus.
It will have implications for authorities carrying out contact…

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