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Müller, J. ; Kretzschmar, M.*

Contact tracing – Old models and new challenges.

Infect. Dis. Model. 6, 222-231 (2021)
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Contact tracing is an effective method to control emerging infectious diseases. Since the 1980's, modellers are developing a consistent theory for contact tracing, with the aim to find effective and efficient implementations, and to assess the effects of contact tracing on the spread of an infectious disease. Despite the progress made in the area, there remain important open questions. In addition, technological developments, especially in the field of molecular biology (genetic sequencing of pathogens) and modern communication (digital contact tracing), have posed new challenges for the modelling community. In the present paper, we discuss modelling approaches for contact tracing and identify some of the current challenges for the field.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Review
Keywords Contact Tracing ; Mathematical Models
ISSN (print) / ISBN 2468-2152
e-ISSN 2468-0427
Quellenangaben Volume: 6, Issue: , Pages: 222-231 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publishing Place Beijing
Reviewing status Peer reviewed