Ebola Resource Examines Dallas Contact Tracing, Monitoring

It has been months since the last U.S. Ebola patient received a clean bill of health, yet public health officials continue to examine the response to the disease to plan and prepare for possible future cases.

"Active Tracing and Monitoring of Contacts Associated With the First Cluster of Ebola in the United States," published in the May edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, discusses the process of contact tracing during the U.S. Ebola investigation. The paper identifies key experiences from contact tracing implementation and monitoring that may assist ongoing Ebola preparedness efforts.

Wendy Chung, MD, chief epidemiologist for Dallas County Health and Human Services, and former Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner David Lakey, MD, are among the paper's authors. 

Action, June 15, 2015

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