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Analysing the Effect of Test-and-Trace Strategy in an SIR Epidemic Model

@inproceedings{Zhang2021AnalysingTE,
  title={Analysing the Effect of Test-and-Trace Strategy in an SIR Epidemic Model},
  author={Dongni Zhang and Tom Britton},
  year={2021}
}
Consider a Markovian SIR epidemic model in a homogeneous community. To this model we add a rate at which individuals are tested, and once an infectious individual tests positive it is isolated and each of their contacts are traced and tested independently with some fixed probability. If such a traced individual tests positive it is isolated, and the contact tracing is iterated. This model is analysed using large population approximations, both for the early stage of the epidemic when the ”tobe… 

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