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date: 06 March 2021

Case Finding (Syn: Contact tracing) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):

Miquel Porta

1. A standard procedure in the control of certain Contagious Diseases (e.g., tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases) whereby diligent efforts are made to locate and treat persons who have had close or intimate contact with a known case. Also, seeking persons who have been exposed to risk of other potentially harmful factors, like toxic substances, epidemic conditions, or outbreaks such as food poisoning....

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