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27 Jun
2020

Semi-Automated Proposal for Contact Tracing - June, 25 2020

  • - Contact tracing is tool routinely used by health departments to control the spread of infectious diseases (such as tuberculosis or sexually transmitted diseases)
  • - Contact tracing premise is simple: alert anyone who has been in contact with an infected person and help them prevent spreading the disease to others
  • - Trained workers interview the person with the “index case” and trace back who they have had recent close contact with, including family, friends, work colleagues and neighbors
  • - Contact tracers then communicate with the “contacts” and make recommendations based on the disease, such as testing, symptom monitoring, or isolating themselves, etc…
Click here to download the presentation by Brett Moran, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Information Officer, Parkland.
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