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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Nov;15(11):1841-3.

Evidence-based tool for triggering school closures during influenza outbreaks, Japan.

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Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. asammy@unii.ac.jp

Abstract

Guidelines available to school administrators to support school closure decisions during influenza outbreaks are usually not evidence-based. Using empirical data on absentee rates of elementary school students in Japan, we developed a simple and practical algorithm for determining the optimal timing of school closures for control of influenza outbreaks.

PMID:
19891880
PMCID:
PMC2857248
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