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A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers
Editor's Note The authors of this article, published in 2015, have written a response to their work in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge our readers to consider the response when reading theExpand
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Cluster randomised controlled trial to examine medical mask use as source control for people with respiratory illness
Rationale Medical masks are commonly used by sick individuals with influenza-like illness (ILI) to prevent spread of infections to others, but clinical efficacy data are absent. Objective DetermineExpand
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Epidemiological Analysis, Detection, and Comparison of Space-Time Patterns of Beijing Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (2008–2012)
Background Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) mostly affects the health of infants and preschool children. Many studies of HFMD in different regions have been published. However, theExpand
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An epidemiological analysis of the Beijing 2008 Hand-Foot-Mouth epidemic
This paper presents an empirical analysis of the epidemiological data concerning the 18445 HFMD-infected cases in Beijing in 2008. The main findings are as follows. (i) Seasonal variations inExpand
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A randomized clinical trial of three options for N95 respirators and medical masks in health workers.
RATIONALE We compared three policy options for the use of medical masks and N95 respirators in healthcare workers (HCWs). OBJECTIVES A cluster randomized clinical trial of 1,669 hospital-based HCWsExpand
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Review of an Influenza Surveillance System, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
This system enabled detection of the onset and peak of an epidemic.
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A Case-Control Study of Risk Factors Associated with Scrub Typhus Infection in Beijing, China
To investigate the risk factors of scrub typhus infection in Beijing, China, a case-control study was carried out. Cases (n = 56) were defined as persons who were diagnosed by PCR and serologicalExpand
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e-Health preparedness assessment in the context of an influenza pandemic: a qualitative study in China
Objective To assess the preparedness status of a hospital in Beijing, China for implementation of an e-Health system in the context of a pandemic response. Design This research project usedExpand
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Comparing early outbreak detection algorithms based on their optimized parameter values
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We simulated the performance of five early outbreak detection algorithms using semi-synthetic datasets of bacillary dysentery. Expand
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Hygiene Behaviors Associated with Influenza-Like Illness among Adults in Beijing, China: A Large, Population-Based Survey
The objective of this study was to identify possible hygiene behaviors associated with the incidence of ILI among adults in Beijing. In January 2011, we conducted a multi-stage sampling,Expand
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