Traçage rétrospectif et gestion des clusters pendant l’épidémie de Covid-19 - Applications dans le canton de Vaud [Identification and investigation of clusters during the COVID-19 pandemic Experiences from the canton of Vaud]

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serval:BIB_350F98BF7C79
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Traçage rétrospectif et gestion des clusters pendant l’épidémie de Covid-19 - Applications dans le canton de Vaud [Identification and investigation of clusters during the COVID-19 pandemic Experiences from the canton of Vaud]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Jotterand M., Stanciu B., Kratz B., von Plessen C.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/03/2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
771
Pages
395-399
Language
french
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Persons with SARS-CoV2 can be contagious with few or no symptoms. They can infect others in private, during education or work without knowing it. Few so-called super-propagators can thus initiate clusters of infections and chains of transmission. Isolation of new cases and quarantine of their contacts (forward contact tracing) often does not uncover such situations. Adding detailed backward investigations of events and places with elevated risk of transmission can increase the identification of potentially infected persons. These can then be quarantined, and chains of transmission be interrupted. We describe the principles and challenges of cluster investigation, epidemiological methods and IT tools that we deve loped at the Centre for contact tracing, Vaud. Knowledge of this method is useful in general clinical practice during a pandemic.
Keywords
COVID-19/epidemiology, Humans, Pandemics, Quarantine, RNA, Viral, SARS-CoV-2
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