NCDC Publishes Community Case Definitions For Coronavirus Disease


Sunday, May 03, 2020 02:30 PM / by NCDC/ Header Image Credit:  NCDC

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Due to community transmission in parts of the country, a new case definition has been published for COVID-19 in Nigeria


Suspected Case

Anyone with cough and/or fever (or history of fever in the last two weeks) with 1 or more of these symptoms listed below.


  • Shivering /shaking (chills)
  • Body pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Recent loss of taste or smell
  • Difficulty in breathing/shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea/abdominal pain
  • Runny nose/catarrh
  • Fatigue (tiredness)


Probable Case

A probable case of COVID-19 is any person that presented with any of the above symptoms in the last two weeks and died without a confirmatory COVID-19 test.

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