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Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) (epidemiology)

\nɑn-ˌfɑrməˈsutɪkəl\ \ɪntərˈvɛnʧənz\ \(ɛn-pi-aɪz)\ \(ɛpəˌdɛmiˈɑləʤi)\

A term for social and behavioural interventions aimed at stopping the spread of an infectious disease.

NPIs can be used in conjunction with or in the absence of a vaccine or effective medication for a given disease. Some examples include social-distancing, quarantine and isolation.

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