Modeling and control of epidemics through testing policies

  title={Modeling and control of epidemics through testing policies},
  author={Muhammad Umar B. Niazi and Alain Y. Kibangou and Carlos Canudas-de-Wit and Denis Nikitin and Liudmila Tumash and Pierre-Alexandre Bliman},
  journal={Annual Reviews in Control},
Testing is a crucial control mechanism in the beginning phase of an epidemic when the vaccines are not yet available. It enables the public health authority to detect and isolate the infected cases from the population, thereby limiting the disease transmission to susceptible people. However, despite the significance of testing in epidemic control, the recent literature on the subject lacks a control-theoretic perspective. In this paper, an epidemic model is proposed that incorporates the… Expand
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