School closures and student contact patterns

Charlotte Jackson, Punam Mangtani, Emilia Vynnycky, Katherine Fielding, Aileen Kitching, Huda Mohamed, Anita Roche, Helen Maguire

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To determine how school closure for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 affected students' contact patterns, we conducted a retrospective questionnaire survey at a UK school 2 weeks after the school reopened. School closure was associated with a 65% reduction in the mean total number of contacts for each student.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


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