close contactJoe Segen2016-12-27T23:22:40+00:00
EPIDEMIOLOGY, PUBLIC HEALTH
An epidemiology term of art for:
• Any person who provides or has provided care for a patient with a contagious infection, including a healthcare worker or family member, or had similarly close physical contact; or
• Any person who stayed at the same place (e.g. lived with, visited) as a patient with a contagious infection while the patient was ill.