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What does "close contact" mean?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Close contact

By close contact, I have to assume your are talking about close contact in the setting of spreading infectious disease which varies greatly on the specific disease.
Close contact would most commonly be defined people you come into contact with regularly and are like to share a touch, or a glass or eating utensil or perhaps a hug or a kiss with. However it could also include work colleagues too.

In brief: Close contact

By close contact, I have to assume your are talking about close contact in the setting of spreading infectious disease which varies greatly on the specific disease.
Close contact would most commonly be defined people you come into contact with regularly and are like to share a touch, or a glass or eating utensil or perhaps a hug or a kiss with. However it could also include work colleagues too.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Dr. Scott Mitchell
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Prolonged proximity

Someone who spends a lot of time (>1hr) in close proximity / contact with another person--inside their personal space range (<3ft).

In brief: Prolonged proximity

Someone who spends a lot of time (>1hr) in close proximity / contact with another person--inside their personal space range (<3ft).
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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