Base protocol for real time active random surveillance of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Adapting veterinary methodology to public health

Alessandro Foddai*, Juan Lubroth, Johanne Ellis-Iversen

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The pandemic of new coronavirus disease COVID-19 is threatening our health, economy and life style. Collaborations across countries and sectors as a One Health World could be a milestone.

We propose a general protocol, for setting timely active random surveillance of COVID-19, at the human community level, with systematic repeated detection efforts. Strengths and limitations are discussed.

If considered applicable by public health, the protocol could evaluate the status of COVID-19 epidemics consistently and objectively.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100129
JournalOne Health
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Pandemic
  • New coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Active random surveillance

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