Which public health measures have been shown to effectively reduce influenza transmission?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Hien H Nguyen, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Public health measures are effective in limiting influenza transmission in closed environments. [10] Enhanced surveillance with daily temperature taking and prompt reporting with isolation through home medical leave and segregation of smaller subgroups decrease the spread of influenza. In one study, symptomatic illness attributable to influenza decreased from 12% to about 4% with the use of these measures. [10]


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