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dc.creatorYeung Lam, Ho
dc.creatorSum Lam, Tsz
dc.creatorHong Wong, Chi
dc.creatorHang Lam, Wing
dc.creatorEmily Leung, Chi Mei
dc.creatorAlbert Au, Ka Wing
dc.creatorYonnie Lam, Chau Kuen
dc.creatorWinnie Lau, Tin Wai
dc.creatorDesmond Chan, Yung Wai
dc.creatorHing Wong, Ka
dc.creatorKwan Chuang, Shuk
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-27T16:48:53Z
dc.date.available2020-07-27T16:48:53Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.identifier.issn1201-9712spa
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.057spa
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12010/11186
dc.description.abstractBackground: Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, recorded its first confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case on 23 January 2020. We reviewed the case epidemiology and the various public health measures implemented from January to May 2020. Methods: The epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the cases recorded in different phases of the epidemic were described and compared, and the effectiveness of the public health measures implemented were reviewed using the changes in the daily number of confirmed cases and the interval from symptom onset to hospital admission. Results: Between January and May 2020, 1084 confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported, about 70% of which had a history of travel during the incubation period. The case fatality ratio was 0.4%. The local epidemic progressed through four phases: (1) preparedness and imported infection from mainland China, (2) local transmission, (3) imported infection from overseas countries associated with local transmission, and (4) controlled imported infection with limited local transmission, with an eventual reduction of the daily case number and minimization of the onset-to-admission interval. Various public health measures, including enhanced surveillance, border control, and social distancing, were introduced in phases in response to the prevailing local and global situations. Discussion: The overall containment strategy in Hong Kong led to a stabilization of the number of cases and the absence of a community-wide outbreak during the 4.5 m after the first case was reported. This strategy of containment might serve as an example for future planning of preparedness and response against novel infectious agents.spa
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dc.publisherInternational Society for Infectious Diseaseseng
dc.sourcereponame:Expeditio Repositorio Institucional UJTLspa
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozanospa
dc.subjectCOVID-19spa
dc.subjectNovel coronavirusspa
dc.subjectPublic health interventionspa
dc.subjectQuarantinespa
dc.subjectContact tracingspa
dc.subjectEnhanced surveillancespa
dc.subjectHong kongspa
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2spa
dc.titleThe epidemiology of COVID-19 cases and the successful containment strategy in Hong Kong–January to May 2020spa
dc.type.localArtículospa
dc.subject.lembSíndrome respiratorio agudo gravespa
dc.subject.lembCOVID-19spa
dc.subject.lembSARS-CoV-2spa
dc.subject.lembCoronavirusspa
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.type.hasversioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionspa
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.057spa


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