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Evidence-based tool for triggering school closures during influenza outbreaks, Japan.

Abstract

Guidelines available to school administrators to support school closure decisions during influenza outbreaks are usually not evidence-based. Using empirical data on absentee rates of elementary school students in Japan, we developed a simple and practical algorithm for determining the optimal timing of school closures for control of influenza outbreaks.

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Citation:

Sasaki A, Hoen AG, Ozonoff A, Suzuki H, Tanabe N, Seki N, Saito R, Brownstein JS. (2009). Evidence-based tool for triggering school closures during influenza outbreaks, Japan. Emerging infectious diseases, 15(11)