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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

Research

Effectiveness of Interventions to Reduce Contact Rates during a Simulated Influenza Pandemic

Michael J. Haber*Comments to Author , Davis K. Shay†, Xiaohong M. Davis†, Rajan Patel‡, Xiaoping Jin†, Eric Weintraub†, Evan Orenstein§, and William W. Thompson†
Author affiliations: *Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Amgen, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, USA; §Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Table 3

Effect of baseline contact durations in school on effectiveness of closing schools for 14 days

School baseline contact duration, min % Ill for school closing % Effectiveness
Illness rate Hospitalization rates Heath rates
120 10 17 14 14
180 10 17 16 20
60 10 12 5 6
120 15 6 12 17
180 15 8 8 12
60 15 3 1 −13
120 20 1 −3 −8
180 20 3 4 5
60 20 −1 0 −8

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