contact tracing


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contact tracing

The identification of those known to have had prolonged or close interactions with a disease vector, typically through patient interviews and analysis of laboratory specimens.

contact tracing

A public health measure designed to limit the spread of infectious disease, especially sexually transmitted diseases and conditions, such as typhoid, in which transmission by healthy carriers can occur.
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He said the city health office will also do contact tracing, and that appropriate medications have been given to hospital staff who participated in the resuscitative measures done on the patient.
Contact tracing investigations were either not performed or not described in the literature for 16 (48%) patients.
He said that the RRTs would work with states in response coordination, contact tracing, case management, risk communication and strengthening infection prevention and control practices.
CCHCS instituted an outbreak investigation focused on contact tracing using CDC guidelines (!) and implemented prevention and control measures in collaboration with Texas DSHS, other local health departments, cheerleading facilities, and national cheerleading organizations.
We would like to thank Cairns Smith and Ann Aerts for writing such a comprehensive review on the challenges and research priorities of contact tracing and prevention strategies.
It's what I call "epidemiological detective work"; and it requires many people to do case finding and contact tracing."
"Considering the 14day incubation period, today (Sunday) will be the last day for contact tracing of the remaining passengers since Feb.
It also underscored the continued need for robust contact tracing, social mobilization and community-level engagement efforts, especially outside of major urban areas in the most affected countries.
Patients travel history and contact tracing and identification of high risk areas are also main activities during this third phase.
President Goodluck Jonathan has announced greater funding to stop the spread such as setting up additional isolation centers, border screenings and contact tracing.
He spoke of two intervention methods -- increasing hygiene standards and contact tracing, which is the identification and diagnosis of people who may have come into contact with an infected person.
The WHO said Chinese health authorities were continuing with enhanced surveillance, epidemiological investigations, close contact tracing, clinical management, laboratory testing and sharing of samples as well as prevention and control measures.