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Surveillance Testing for Rapid Detection of Outbreaks in Facilities

  title={Surveillance Testing for Rapid Detection of Outbreaks in Facilities},
  author={Yanyue Ding and Shivprakash K. Agrawal and Jincheng Cao and L. Meyers and John J. Hasenbein},
This paper develops an agent-based disease spread model on a contact network in an effort to guide efforts at surveillance testing in small to moderate facilities such as nursing homes and meat-packing plants. The model employs Monte Carlo simulations of viral spread sample paths in the contact network. The original motivation was to detect COVID-19 outbreaks quickly in such facilities, but the model can be applied to any communicable disease. In particular, the model provides guidance on how… 
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