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Descriptor English: Contact Tracing
Descriptor Spanish: Trazado de Contacto
Descriptor Portuguese: Busca de Comunicante
Descriptor French: Traçage des contacts
Entry term(s): Close Contact Epidemiology
Communicable Disease Contact Tracing
Contact Investigation
Contact Screening
Epidemiology, Close Contact
Epidemiology, Index Case
Epidemiology, Index Patient
Epidemiology, PUI
Epidemiology, Patient Zero
Index Case Epidemiology
Index Patient Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Contact Tracing
Investigation, Contact
Notification, Partner
Notifications, Partner
PUI Epidemiology
Partner Notification
Partner Notifications
Patient Zero Epidemiology
Person Under Investigation Epidemiology
Screening, Contact
Tracing, Contact
Tree number(s): E05.318.270
N06.850.520.270
N06.850.780.200.225
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016358
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: coordinate with disease /epidemiol or /transm
Allowable Qualifiers: EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Sexually Transmitted Diseases/prevention & control (1966-1990)
specific disease/prevention & control (1972-1990)
specific infection/prevention & control (1986-1990)
Public MeSH Note: 91
History Note: 91
DeCS ID: 28897
Unique ID: D016358
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1990/08/02
Revision Date: 2020/06/30
Contact Tracing - Preferred
Concept UI M0025015
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Contact Tracing
Entry term(s) Communicable Disease Contact Tracing
Contact Investigation
Contact Screening
Infectious Disease Contact Tracing
Investigation, Contact
Screening, Contact
Tracing, Contact
Notification, Partner - Narrower
Concept UI M0025016
Preferred term Notification, Partner
Entry term(s) Notifications, Partner
Partner Notification
Partner Notifications
Index Case Epidemiology - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000731745
Scope note The first identified case or patient in a communicable disease outbreak.
Preferred term Index Case Epidemiology
Entry term(s) Epidemiology, Index Case
Epidemiology, Index Patient
Epidemiology, Patient Zero
Index Patient Epidemiology
Patient Zero Epidemiology
Close Contact Epidemiology - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000731746
Preferred term Close Contact Epidemiology
Entry term(s) Epidemiology, Close Contact
Person Under Investigation Epidemiology - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000732087
Preferred term Person Under Investigation Epidemiology
Entry term(s) Epidemiology, PUI
PUI Epidemiology



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