Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …
‘I found my breast cancer getting a fake tan’: A young Scarborough woman’s story of survival – WAtoday
Cancer was not among Rhianne Miller’s birthday wishes, but barely a week after turning 32 the sales rep’s life was flipped upside down by a small lump on the side…
She still jokes about getting PTSD every time she sees a tan bottle and a mitten.
“It changed my world in an instant,” Ms Miller, now 34, said.
“Everything that was a bother, everything that I thought was a worry in my life at that point just completely stopped.”
Breast cancer wasn’t even on Ms Miller’s radar.
The Cancer Council recommends women aged between 50 and 74 have screening mammograms every two years.
Women aged 40 with a family history of cancer can also sign up to get screened.
Group sees 14% increase in child Covid-19 cases with close to 800,000 US kids infected – CNN
Children account for 11% of all Covid-19 cases in the US, a 14% increase in coronavirus cases amog kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday.
(CNN)Children account for 11% of all Covid-19 cases in the US, a 14% increase over the past two weeks, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday.
The group, which represents pediatricians, says about 792,188 children have been infected in the US as of October 22. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 8.6 million Americans have been infected with the novel coronavirus.
The AAP said 94,555 new child cases were reported from October 8 to October 22.
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Rule of six and pub curfew having ‘zero effect’ on slowing spread of Covid, study finds – Mirror Online
A study conducted by the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that a quarter of those asked had seen more people daily on average than before the…
Only one in three people have stopped meeting up with friends and family because of the rule of six.
An extensive study by scientists at the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine unearthed widespread disregard for the government rules.
Two thirds of the thousands of people they spoke to said the rule of six – designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus – had limited their social movements.
A quarter admitted that they had actually seen more people on average every day since the rule…
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