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Currently submitted to: JMIR mHealth and uHealth

Date Submitted: May 18, 2020
Open Peer Review Period: May 18, 2020 - Jul 13, 2020
(currently open for review)

Warning: This is an author submission that is not peer-reviewed or edited. Preprints - unless they show as "accepted" - should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information.

COVID-19 Case-initiated contact tracing using anonymous notification techniques

  • Weibin Cheng; 
  • Chun Hao; 


Learning lessons from anonymous partner notification among people living with HIV/AIDS, we propose a concept of contact notification tool for assisting tracing contacts who are exposure to confirmed COVID-19 cases, which is simple and affordable for countries with limited health manpower and high-tech means.


Please cite as:

Cheng W, Hao C

COVID-19 Case-initiated contact tracing using anonymous notification techniques

JMIR Preprints. 18/05/2020:20369

DOI: 10.2196/preprints.20369


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