Health officials in the U.S. and around the world are working to create a more standardized system of health inspections and lab testing to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus, which has sickened nearly 30,000 people in the United States.
But some experts say there’s not enough of a consensus on what should be included in such standards.
The CDC is trying to draft a set of standards for health inspectors and labs to ensure that they are doing everything possible to prevent people from coming into contact with people who may be infected.
They want to see that they can do everything they can to minimize the spread of the virus, the agency said in a statement.
“As we work with health officials to develop a common set of guidelines, we hope to help them better understand the different types of infectious agents and to better communicate with those in the community who have questions about how to prepare for an outbreak,” said Dr. William Schaffner, director of the CDC’s Office of Infectious Disease Preparedness.
“This will allow us to better inform health officials and provide them with resources to be more effective at preventing the spread.”
The new standards include a set amount of time for every test to be conducted, how often it needs to be performed, how frequently it’s given and what steps health authorities should take when they run tests to determine if someone has the virus.
They also call for mandatory testing for people who come into contact and those who are not.
They also call on health officials in other countries to create more stringent standards and to establish procedures for people to get tested if they are at high risk for catching the virus and if they have symptoms, including fever, cough, or sore throat.
They say health officials should also be more aggressive in preventing infections in people who aren’t symptomatic.
In addition to a set time for each test, people who don’t come into direct contact with a person who is infected and don’t have symptoms are to be tested once a month.
They should be given two doses of a drug called an inactivated influenza vaccine and then a second dose of a vaccine that contains the same type of vaccine.
People who come in direct contact and are not symptomatic are to get a second test every four months.
If they get an influenza vaccine, they are to take it within two weeks of coming into direct, direct contact.
The WHO said it expects the WHO to submit its own standards for the coronivirus and other new coronaviruses by mid-February.
The World Health Organization has also been working on a set number of new coronoviruses and has published guidelines for how to identify those who may have them.
The new coroniviruses are being developed by the WHO, the U, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United Nations.