Prevalence of preventive behaviors and associated factors during early phase of the H1N1 influenza epidemic.

@article{Lau2010PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of preventive behaviors and associated factors during early phase of the H1N1 influenza epidemic.},
  author={Joseph T. F. Lau and S Eliza Griffiths and Kai-chow Choi and Chunqing Lin},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          374-80
        }
}
BACKGROUND The community plays an important role in controlling influenza A/H1N1. There is a dearth of data investigating adoption of preventive behaviors in the initial phase of the A/H1N1 pandemic. METHODS Three round of random, population-based, anonymous telephone survey were conducted in Hong Kong during the pre-community outbreak phase (May 7 to June 6, 2009) of the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic in Hong Kong (n = 999). RESULTS Respectively, 46.65%, 88.75%, and 21.5% washed hands more than… CONTINUE READING
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