Feasibility of controlling COVID-19 outbreaks by isolation of cases and contacts

@article{Hellewell2020FeasibilityOC,
  title={Feasibility of controlling COVID-19 outbreaks by isolation of cases and contacts},
  author={Joel Hellewell and Sam Abbott and Amy Gimma and Nikos I. Bosse and Christopher I. Jarvis and Timothy W. Russell and James D. Munday and Adam J. Kucharski and W. John Edmunds and Fiona Stefan Billy J Nicholas Yang Samuel Petra Mark Cha Sun Flasche Quilty Davies Liu Clifford Klepac Jit and Fiona Yueqian Sun and Stefan Flasche and Billy J. Quilty and Nicholas Davies and Yang Liu and Samuel J Clifford and Petra Klepac and Mark Jit and Charlie Diamond and Hamish Gibbs and Kevin van Zandvoort and Sebastian Funk and Rosalind M. Eggo},
  journal={The Lancet. Global Health},
  year={2020},
  volume={8},
  pages={e488 - e496}
}
Summary Background Isolation of cases and contact tracing is used to control outbreaks of infectious diseases, and has been used for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Whether this strategy will achieve control depends on characteristics of both the pathogen and the response. Here we use a mathematical model to assess if isolation and contact tracing are able to control onwards transmission from imported cases of COVID-19… Expand

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