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Title: Reflections from COVID-19 Pandemic: Contact Diary for Assessing Social Contact Patterns in Nepal
Authors: Shrestha, Niraj
Pandey, Achyut Raj
Angdembe, Mirak Raj
Citation: ShresthaN., PandeyA. R., & AngdembeM. R. (2020). Reflections from COVID-19 Pandemic: Contact Diary for Assessing Social Contact Patterns in Nepal . Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 18(2), 340-341.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: Contact diary
Disease transmission
Social contact pattern
Series/Report no.: Apr-June, 2020;2679
Abstract: Abstract Management of COVID-19 in Nepal will certainly benefit from the experiences of other countries. However, they are less likely to be suitable for Nepal both in terms of context and resource availability. Social contact pattern studies have shown that understanding the nature of human-to-human contacts can help describe the dynamics of infectious disease transmission. The findings of such studies will help the country prepare itself for future outbreaks, inform mathematically modelling and public health interventions that match domestic capabilities. Methods such as self-reported contact diary can be used to conduct such studies following a feasibility study. Keywords: Contact diary;COVID-19; disease transmission; social contact pattern.
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ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 18 No. 2 Issue 47 Apr-Jun 2020

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