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Method of Early Detection of Contagious Disease

A novel system for time-of-contact care and pre-contact disease prevention which could mitigate disease spread significantly.

Background

Contagious diseases, caused by bacteria or viruses, have been known to kill hundreds of thousands of individuals in the United States in past epidemics and currently account for nearly 12,000 deaths per week. While vaccines are a significant preventative method for diseases ranging in severity from that of influenza to the plague, not everyone receives them and not always all those who do can boast full immunity. Additionally, new disease or strains, natural or man-made, may arise suddenly and without warning. In these cases, an ideal method for mitigating the impact of the disease on a population is to identify and treat or isolate affected individuals prior to developing symptoms. This prompts the need for an adequate system for

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