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Redefining the term 'Incubation Period' using large-scale digital data

Project description

Uncovering the hidden side of infectious diseases

The incubation period is the time interval between exposure to a disease-causing infectious agent and the onset of the first symptom. While it can vary amongst individuals, the rate of replication, as well as the type and length of suppressed symptoms, also varies considerably between pathogens. In this context, the EU-funded DCUBATION project will investigate the actual onset of the symptoms. Specifically, it will conduct real-time evaluation of the prior risk for respiratory infections by integrating transmission models with individual-level data from the electronic medical records of 4.5 million people. The project will identify micro-changes in patient behaviour during the early phase of an infection by analysing digital sensory data from wearable devices.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 986 875

Beneficiaries (1)

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 986 875
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments