Relation between incidence of gonorrhoea in Sheffield and efficiency of contact tracing: a paradox?

  • Max Talbot
  • Published 1986 in Genitourinary medicine


An attempt has been made to correlate the yearly incidence of gonorrhoea in Sheffield (1979-85) with two variables to show contact tracing efficiency: infectious patient days (days from the start of contact tracing to the attendance of contacts) and the percentage of source contacts brought to investigation within 30 days. No such correlation has been found… (More)