Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): case definition for Ebola virus disease (EVD)
Person under investigation (PUI):
A person who has both consistent signs or symptoms and risk factors as follows:
Elevated body temperature or subjective fever or symptoms, including severe headache, fatigue, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or unexplained hemorrhage; AND
An epidemiological risk factor within the 21 days before the onset of symptoms.
Guidelines of when to discharge a PUI are available: CDC: considerations for discharging people under investigation (PUIs) for Ebola virus disease (EVD) Opens in new window
Laboratory-confirmed diagnostic evidence of Ebola virus infection.
World Health Organization: case definition for Ebola or Marburg virus disease
The World Health Organization (WHO) has also produced a case definition:
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