NOTE: A surveillance case definition is a set of uniform criteria used to define a disease for public health surveillance. Surveillance case definitions enable public health officials to classify and count cases consistently across reporting jurisdictions. Surveillance case definitions are not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs.
An illness with the following clinical manifestations:
A case with five of the six clinical findings described above
A case with all six of the clinical findings described above, including desquamation, unless the patient dies before desquamation could occur