Occupational characteristics and management measures of sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks from June 2020 to January 2021 in China: the importance of tracking down “patient zero”

Feng, M, Ling, Q, Xiong, J, Manyande, Anne ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8257-0722, Xu, W and Xiang, B (2021) Occupational characteristics and management measures of sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks from June 2020 to January 2021 in China: the importance of tracking down “patient zero”. Frontiers in Public Health | Occupational Health and Safety, 9.

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Abstract

There are occupational disparities in the risk of contracting COVID-19. Occupational characteristics and work addresses play key roles in tracking down “patient zero”. The present descriptive analysis for occupational characteristics and management measures of sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks from June to December 2020 in China offers important new information to the international community at this stage of the pandemic. These data suggest that Chinese measures including tracking down “patient zero”, launching mass COVID-19 testing in the SARS-CoV-2-positive areas, designating a new high or medium-risk area, locking down the corresponding community or neighborhood in response to new COVID-19 cases and basing individual methods of protection on science, are effective in reducing transmission of the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 across China.

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Additional Information: © 2021 Feng, Ling, Xiong, Manyande, Xu and Xiang. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) and first published in Frontiers in Public Health | Occupational Health and Safety. The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in the journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19 disease, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, Patient zero, Sporadic cases, Occupational characteristics, Protective measures, Person-to-person transmission
Subjects: Medicine and health > Clinical medicine > Clinical care
Medicine and health > Clinical medicine
Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Anne Manyande
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2021 17:43
Last Modified: 13 May 2021 16:14
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7774

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