The impact of public health control measures during the SARS epidemic in mainland China
Tropical Medicine & International Health , Volume 14 - Issue SUPPL. 1 p. 101- 104
We tracked the effective reproductive number (Rt) 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, Rtdecreased 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.
|China, Impact of interventions, SARS|
|Tropical Medicine & International Health|
|Organisation||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
de Vlas, S.J, Feng, D, Cooper, B.S, Fang, L.Q, Cao, W.-C, & Richardus, J.H. (2009). The impact of public health control measures during the SARS epidemic in mainland China. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 14(SUPPL. 1), 101–104. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02348.x