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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Letter

Estimating SARS Incubation Period

Martin I. Meltzer*Comments to Author 
Author affiliation: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Figure 2

Simulation of frequency distribution of incubation period of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Data used for this simulation were obtained from Canada, Hong Kong, and the United States, for a total sample size of 19. Many of the patients included in the database had multiple possible incubation periods (see Table), resulting in the confidence intervals displayed for each day.

Figure 2. Cumulative frequency incubation period of severe acute respiratory syndrome. Data are the mean frequencies of each individual incubation period, as shown in Figure 1. Data used for this simulation were obtained from Canada, Hong Kong, and the United States, for a sample size 19. Many of the patients included in the database had multiple possible incubation periods (see Table).

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