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Retrotracing: the security weapon to break the chains of contamination


The technique requires skill on the part of the investigators, because the approach is much more intrusive.

On the alert to avoid any resumption of the epidemic, Medicare has been gradually deploying “retrotracing” in sixty departments since mid-June.

It will be generalized throughout France from July 1.

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Unlike the classic “contact tracing” set up at the start of the pandemic, which consists in identifying the contact cases of a positive person, “retrotracing” seeks to know the origins of the contamination retrospectively.

It is a question of knowing where, when and how the contamination took place.

“One method does not replace the other, they now complement each other to break the chains of contamination as quickly as possible.

It's the same net, but the meshes are tighter, ”

said Thomas Fatôme, director general of Medicare


at a press conference.

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Concretely, after having listed the people whom patient zero has crossed and thus been able to contaminate, the investigator questions him to know if he has information on the

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Source: lefigaro

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