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To determine transmission potential of influenza A(H7N9) virus, we used symptom onset data to compare 2 waves of infection in China during 2013-2014. We found evidence of increased transmission potential in the second wave and showed that live bird market closure was significantly less effective in Guangdong than in other regions.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2105.141137

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerging infectious diseases

Publication Date

05/2015

Volume

21

Pages

852 - 855

Keywords

Animals, Birds, Humans, Disease Outbreaks, China, Influenza, Human, Influenza in Birds, Spatio-Temporal Analysis, Influenza A Virus, H7N9 Subtype