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Effectiveness of public health measures in mitigating pandemic influenza spread: A prospective sero-epidemiological cohort study

Lee, Vernon; Yap, Jonathan; Cook, Alex R; Chen, Mark; Tay, Joshua K; Barr, Ian G; Kelso, Anne; Tan, Boon Huan; Loh, Jin Phang; Lin, Raymond T P; Cui, Lin; Kelly, Paul; Leo, Yee-Sin; Chia, Kee Seng; Kang, Wee Lee; Tambyah, Paul A.; Seet, Benjamin


Background. Few studies have validated the effectiveness of public health interventions in reducing influenza spread in real-life settings. We aim to validate these measures used during the 2009 pandemic. Methods. From 22 June to 9 October 2009, we performed a prospective observational cohort study using paired serum samples and symptom review among 3 groups of Singapore military personnel. "Normal" units were subjected to prevailing pandemic response policies. "Essential" units and health care...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1086/656480


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