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Effects of school holidays on seasonal influenza in South Korea, 2014-2016

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posted on 2023-07-17, 23:30 authored by S Ryu, ST Ali, BJ Cowling, EHY Lau
School closures are considered as a potential nonpharmaceutical intervention to mitigate severe influenza epidemics and pandemics. In this study, we assessed the effects of scheduled school closure on influenza transmission using influenza surveillance data before, during, and after spring breaks in South Korea, 2014-2016. During the spring breaks, influenza transmission was reduced by 27%-39%, while the overall reduction in transmissibility was estimated to be 6%-23%, with greater effects observed among school-aged children.

History

Journal

Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume

222

Pagination

832-835

Location

United States

ISSN

0022-1899

eISSN

1537-6613

Language

en

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

5

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)