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dc.titleDecreased dengue transmission in migrant worker populations in Singapore attributable to SARS-CoV-2 quarantine measures
dc.contributor.authorLIM JUE TAO
dc.contributor.authorDICKENS, BORAME SUE LEE
dc.contributor.authorOng, J
dc.contributor.authorAik, J
dc.contributor.authorVERNON LEE JIAN MING
dc.contributor.authorCOOK,ALEXANDER RICHARD
dc.contributor.authorNg, LC
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-06T01:55:42Z
dc.date.available2021-05-06T01:55:42Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-23
dc.identifier.citationLIM JUE TAO, DICKENS, BORAME SUE LEE, Ong, J, Aik, J, VERNON LEE JIAN MING, COOK,ALEXANDER RICHARD, Ng, LC (2021-02-23). Decreased dengue transmission in migrant worker populations in Singapore attributable to SARS-CoV-2 quarantine measures. Journal of travel medicine 28 (2) : 1-5. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa228
dc.identifier.issn1195-1982
dc.identifier.issn1708-8305
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/190900
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: We examined the impact of SARS-CoV-2 social distancing and quarantine policies on dengue transmission in the general and migrant worker populations in Singapore. METHODS: We utilized all nationally reported dengue cases in the general and migrant worker populations from 1 January 2013 to 31 May 2020. A difference-in-difference identification strategy was used to determine the effects of social distancing and quarantine policies on reported dengue case counts over time, whilst controlling for weather patterns, seasonality, age and population size. RESULTS: A reduction of 4.8 dengue cases per age band among migrant workers was attributable to quarantine policies, corresponding to a total reduction of around 432 reported dengue cases over 10 weeks. In the general working population, an increase of 14.5 dengue cases per age band was observed, which corresponds to a total increase of around 1450 reported dengue cases in the same time period. There is an expected relative risk reduction in dengue transmission for the migrant worker population at 0.635 due to quarantine policy and a relative risk increase for the general working population due to social distancing policies at 0.685. CONCLUSIONS: Migrant workers experienced a reduced risk of dengue when they were confined to their dormitories as part of the COVID-19 social distancing measures. Our study highlights the vulnerability of migrant workers under normal working conditions.
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
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dc.subjectAsia
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectarboviruses
dc.subjectnon-pharmaceutical interventions
dc.subjectsocial distancing
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectDengue
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectPhysical Distancing
dc.subjectQuarantine
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectTransients and Migrants
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-05-05T09:13:51Z
dc.contributor.departmentSAW SWEE HOCK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.description.doi10.1093/jtm/taaa228
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of travel medicine
dc.description.volume28
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page1-5
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