School closure and mitigation of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Hong Kong.


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 approximately 25% when secondary schools closed.

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Steven Riley

Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics
Imperial College London