School closures and student contact patterns.


Jackson, C; Mangtani, P; Vynnycky, E; Fielding, K; Kitching, A; Mohamed, H; Roche, A; Maguire, H; (2011) School closures and student contact patterns. Emerging infectious diseases, 17 (2). pp. 245-7. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI: 10.3201/eid1702.100458

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Abstract

To determine how school closure for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 affected students' contact patterns, we conducted a retrospective questionnaire survey at a UK school 2 weeks after the school reopened. School closure was associated with a 65% reduction in the mean total number of contacts for each student.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 21291596
Web of Science ID: 287436400013
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1559

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