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Effectiveness of Control Measures during the SARS Epidemic in Beijing: A Comparison of the $R_{t}$ Curve and the Epidemic Curve

B. J. Cowling, L. M. Ho and G. M. Leung
Epidemiology and Infection
Vol. 136, No. 4 (Apr., 2008), pp. 562-566
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30221513
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          $R_{t}$
          Curve and the Epidemic Curve
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Abstract

One of the areas most affected by SARS was Beijing with 2521 reported cases. We estimate the effective reproductive number $R_{t}$ for the Beijing SARS epidemic, which represents the average number of secondary cases per primary case on each day of the epidemic and is therefore a measure of the underlying transmission dynamics. Our results provide a quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of public health control measures. More generally, our results illustrate how changes in $R_{t}$ will reflect changes in the epidemic curve.

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