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This study aimed to assess the likelihood of an outbreak or epidemic of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) in Shaoxing city, China, and its resulting impact to provide decision makers with quantitative, directive results. Factors related to the risk of EIDs were selected through meeting with experts and were arranged in a hierarchical structure. These(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have increased, and more and more severe cases have appeared. We conducted a meta-analysis to generate large-scale evidence on the risk factors of severe HFMD. METHODS PubMed, Elsevier Science Direct, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Wanfang (Chinese) were(More)
OBJECTIVE Scrub typhus is an important febrile disease in Asia, and antibiotics have been used to treat this disease. The purpose of this study was to generate large-scale evidence of the efficacy of different antibiotic regimens for treating scrub typhus using a meta-analysis. METHODS PubMed, Elsevier ScienceDirect, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database(More)
Behavioral interventions have been shown to both promote and change many health-related behaviors and issues. This meta-analysis was performed to assess whether behavioral interventions have the potential to increase condom use and HIV testing uptake among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. PubMed, Elsevier Science Direct, Chinese Biomedical(More)
BACKGROUND To test the independent and interactive associations of physical activity (PA) and body mass index (BMI) with age at menarche among Chinese adolescence. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey in two elementary schools in September 2015 in Shaoxing city, Zhejiang province, China. We used self-administered questionnaires to collect the(More)
BACKGROUND In February 2009, a high school student was diagnosed with sputum-smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). One year later, 2 other students in the same grade developed sputum-smear positive TB. METHODS We used tuberculin skin testing (TST), chest radiography, sputum smear, and symptomatology for case identification. We defined latent TB(More)
Evidences in respect to the predictors of suicide ideation are uncertain and most associations only have been identified in cross-sectional studies. More information is needed to identify whether these predictors are true risk factors and can predict the development of suicidal ideation independently. Using the data from a prospective, longitudinal study (n(More)
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