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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

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Effects of School Closures, 2008 Winter Influenza Season, Hong Kong

Benjamin J. CowlingComments to Author , Eric H.Y. Lau, Conrad L.H. Lam, Calvin K.Y. Cheng, Jana Kovar, Kwok Hung Chan, J.S. Malik Peiris, and Gabriel M. Leung
Author affiliations: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China (B.J. Cowling, E.H.Y. Lau, C.L.H. Lam, C.K.Y. Cheng, K.H. Chan, J.S.M. Peiris, G.M. Leung); University College London, London, UK (J. Kovar);

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Weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates in sentinel networks of outpatient clinics in the private (GP) and public (GOPC) sectors between December 1988 and March 2008 (lines) and monthly proportions of influenza A and B isolations among all specimens submitted to the Public Health Laboratory of the Department of Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, government (bars); the vertical superimposed bars indicate school holidays at Christmas, Chinese New Year, and Easter. Source: (7).

Appendix Figure. Weekly influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates in sentinel networks of outpatient clinics in the private (GP) and public (GOPC) sectors between December 1988 and March 2008 (lines) and monthly proportions of influenza A and B isolations among all specimens submitted to the Public Health Laboratory of the Department of Health of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, government (bars); the vertical superimposed bars indicate school holidays at Christmas, Chinese New Year, and Easter. Source: (7).

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