Rates of influenza-like illness and winter school breaks, Chile, 2004-2010

Gerardo Chowell, Sherry Towers, Cécile Viboud, Rodrigo Fuentes, Viviana Sotomayor

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Abstract

To determine effects of school breaks on influenza virus transmission in the Southern Hemisphere, we analyzed 2004-2010 influenza-like-illness surveillance data from Chile. Winter breaks were significantly associated with a two-thirds temporary incidence reduction among schoolchildren, which supports use of school closure to temporarily reduce illness, especially among schoolchildren, in the Southern Hemisphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1203-1207
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number7
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StatePublished - 2014

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Chowell, G., Towers, S., Viboud, C., Fuentes, R., & Sotomayor, V. (2014). Rates of influenza-like illness and winter school breaks, Chile, 2004-2010. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(7), 1203-1207. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2007.130967

Rates of influenza-like illness and winter school breaks, Chile, 2004-2010. / Chowell, Gerardo; Towers, Sherry; Viboud, Cécile; Fuentes, Rodrigo; Sotomayor, Viviana.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 20, No. 7, 2014, p. 1203-1207.

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Chowell, G, Towers, S, Viboud, C, Fuentes, R & Sotomayor, V 2014, 'Rates of influenza-like illness and winter school breaks, Chile, 2004-2010', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 1203-1207. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2007.130967
Chowell, Gerardo ; Towers, Sherry ; Viboud, Cécile ; Fuentes, Rodrigo ; Sotomayor, Viviana. / Rates of influenza-like illness and winter school breaks, Chile, 2004-2010. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 7. pp. 1203-1207.
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