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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.


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