The impact of public health control measures during the SARS epidemic in mainland China

Sake de Vlas, D Feng, BS Cooper, LQ Fang, W-C Cao, Jan hendrik Richardus

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P>We tracked the effective reproductive number (R-t) over time to assess the impact of important public health control measures in the five most SARS-affected geographic areas in mainland China. As soon as the Chinese authorities gained full control of all activities to combat SARS, R-t decreased dramatically and consistently below one. Many control measures that seriously affected public life were implemented afterwards, i.e., when the epidemic was already dying down.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalTropical Medicine and International Health
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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