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Moldovan health ministry updates New type of coronavirus infection protocol

12:13 | 24.01.2022 Category: Social

Chisinau, January 24 / MOLDPRES /- The National Protocol New-type coronavirus infection has been updated according to new available data on the optimal conduct of patients positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health has reported.

The document is based on the current recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a reference model for the development of clinical protocols by medical institutions in the Republic of Moldova. Specifically, the protocol was updated by the group of authors in collaboration with specialists from the national health system.

Thus, the epidemiology chapter was completed with data on the latest variant classified as a strain of concern - Omicron. "Clinical criteria such as acute onset of fever and cough or acute onset of three or more symptoms: fever, cough, weakness, general fatigue, headache, myalgia, pain have been updated in the definition of 'suspected COVID-19' in the throat, rhinorrhea, dyspnea, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, altered mental state ", the relevant ministry said.

Notions such as additional dose and booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine were included in the specific prophylaxis chapter, but did not change the definition for the vaccinated person.

Updates have also been made to the chapter on non-specific prophylaxis, which refers to the application of quarantine. Specifically, the quarantine period was reduced from 14 days to 10 days. Therefore, the unvaccinated person who has had direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person will be placed in quarantine for a period of ten days. During this period, health will be monitored and the quarantine regimen may be discontinued after the 5th day if the person is asymptomatic and provided that a COVID-19 PCR test or a rapid antigen test is performed with a result. negative.

In order to implement the Protocol for family physicians, on January 25, the Ministry of Health, with the support of the WHO, will conduct an online training course for medical workers in the country.

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