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A New Measure for Assessing the Public Health Response to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Outbreak



A New Measure for Assessing the Public Health Response to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Outbreak



Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 48(6): 277-279



Contact monitoring is an essential component of the public health response to a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus outbreak, and is required for an effective quarantine to contain the epidemic. The timeliness of a quarantine is associated with its effectiveness. This paper provides a conceptual framework to describe the process of contact monitoring, and proposes a new measure called the "timely quarantined proportion" as a tool to assess the adequacy of a public health response.

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