EbolaTracks: An automated SMS system for monitoring persons potentially exposed to Ebola virus disease

L.E. Tracey, A.K. Regan, P.K. Armstrong, G.K. Dowse, Paul Effler

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    Abstract

    © 2015, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). All rights reserved. We report development and implementation of a short message service (SMS)-based system to facilitate active monitoring of persons potentially exposed to Ebola virus disease (EVD), whether returning from EVD-affected countries, or contacts of local cases, should they occur. The system solicits information on symptoms and temperature twice daily. We demonstrated proof-of-concept; however this system would likely be even more useful where there are many local contacts to confirmed EVD cases or travellers from EVD-affected countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    JournalEurosurveillance
    Volume20
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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