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. 2020 Apr 9;54:43.
doi: 10.11606/s1518-8787.2020054002471. eCollection 2020.

Translating Transmissibility Measures Into Recommendations for Coronavirus Prevention

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Translating Transmissibility Measures Into Recommendations for Coronavirus Prevention

Fredi Alexander Diaz-Quijano et al. Rev Saude Publica. .
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Abstract

The rapid increase in clinical cases of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, suggests high transmissibility. However, the estimates of the basic reproductive number reported in the literature vary widely. Considering this, we drew the function of contact-rate reduction required to control the transmission from both detectable and undetectable sources. Based on this, we offer a set of recommendations for symptomatic and asymptomatic populations during the current pandemic. Understanding the dynamics of transmission is essential to support government decisions and improve the community's adherence to preventive measures.

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Conflict of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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Figure. The minimum contact-rate reduction required according to the basic reproductive number (R0).

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Funding: This work had no specific funding. FADQ was granted a fellowship for research productivity from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPq, process/contract identification: 312656/2019-0.
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