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  • Estimated Incubation Period and Serial Interval for Human-to-Human Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Transmission

    Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 17;25(10). doi: 10.3201/eid2510.190117. [Epub ahead of print]
    Estimated Incubation Period and Serial Interval for Human-to-Human Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Transmission.

    Zhou L, Li Q, Uyeki TM.
    Abstract

    We estimated the incubation period and serial interval for human-to-human-transmitted avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection using case-patient clusters from epidemics in China during 2013-2017. The median incubation period was 4 days and serial interval 9 days. China's 10-day monitoring period for close contacts of case-patients should detect most secondary infections.


    KEYWORDS:

    China; H7N9; human-to-human transmission; incubation period; influenza; respiratory infections; serial interval; viruses; zoonoses

    PMID: 31264568 DOI: 10.3201/eid2510.190117
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