Entry screening to delay local transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1)

@inproceedings{Cowling2010EntryST,
  title={Entry screening to delay local transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1)},
  author={Benjamin John Cowling and Lincoln L. H. Lau and Peng Wu and Helen WC Wong and Vicky J Fang and Steven Riley and Hiroshi Nishiura},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundAfter the WHO issued the global alert for 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1), many national health agencies began to screen travelers on entry in airports, ports and border crossings to try to delay local transmission.MethodsWe reviewed entry screening policies adopted by different nations and ascertained dates of official report of the first laboratory-confirmed imported H1N1 case and the first laboratory-confirmed untraceable or 'local' H1N1 case.ResultsImplementation of entry… CONTINUE READING

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