School Closure and Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Mitigation: Hong Kong

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Volume 16, Number 3–March 2010
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/index.htm

Dispatches
School Closure and Mitigation of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Hong Kong
J.T. Wu et al.

Abstract
In Hong Kong, kindergartens and primary schools were closed when local transmission of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 was identified. Secondary schools closed for summer vacation shortly afterwards. By fitting a model of reporting and transmission to case data, we estimated that transmission was reduced ≈25% when secondary schools closed.

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