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Contact Tracing

"Contact Tracing" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Identification of those persons (or animals) who have had such an association with an infected person, animal, or contaminated environment as to have had the opportunity to acquire the infection. Contact tracing is a generally accepted method for the control of sexually transmitted diseases.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Contact Tracing" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Contact Tracing" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 147 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 39 publications in 2020
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.