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Article: Effectiveness of control measures during the SARS epidemic in Beijing: A comparison of the Rt curve and the epidemic curve

TitleEffectiveness of control measures during the SARS epidemic in Beijing: A comparison of the Rt curve and the epidemic curve
Authors
KeywordsDisease Outbreaks - prevention & control - statistics & numerical data
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
SARS Virus
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - epidemiology - etiology - prevention & control
China - epidemiology
Issue Date2008
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HYG
Citation
Epidemiology And Infection, 2008, v. 136 n. 4, p. 562-566 How to Cite?
AbstractOne of the areas most affected by SARS was Beijing with 2521 reported cases. We estimate the effective reproductive number Rt for the Beijing SARS epidemic, which represents the average number of secondary cases per primary case on each day of the epidemic and is therefore a measure of the underlying transmission dynamics. Our results provide a quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of public health control measures. More generally, our results illustrate how changes in Rt will reflect changes in the epidemic curve. © 2007 Cambridge University Press.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57378
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.515
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.320
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ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Control of Infectious Diseases of the Health, Welfare, and Food Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
University of Hong Kong SARS Research Fund
EU Sixth Framework ProgrammeSP22-CT-2004-511066
Funding Information:

The authors are grateful to two anonymous referees for their helpful comments and suggestions. This work was supported in part through a commissioned research grant from the Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases of the Health, Welfare, and Food Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government; by the University of Hong Kong SARS Research Fund; and by the EU Sixth Framework Programme for research for policy support (contract SP22-CT-2004-511066).

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
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dc.description.abstractOne of the areas most affected by SARS was Beijing with 2521 reported cases. We estimate the effective reproductive number Rt for the Beijing SARS epidemic, which represents the average number of secondary cases per primary case on each day of the epidemic and is therefore a measure of the underlying transmission dynamics. Our results provide a quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of public health control measures. More generally, our results illustrate how changes in Rt will reflect changes in the epidemic curve. © 2007 Cambridge University Press.en_HK
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dc.rightsEpidemiology and Infection. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectDisease Outbreaks - prevention & control - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subjectOutcome Assessment (Health Care)en_HK
dc.subjectSARS Virusen_HK
dc.subjectSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - epidemiology - etiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subjectChina - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.titleEffectiveness of control measures during the SARS epidemic in Beijing: A comparison of the Rt curve and the epidemic curveen_HK
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