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Patterns of human social contact and contact with animals in Shanghai, China

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Patterns of human social contact and contact with animals in Shanghai, China. / Zhang, Juanjuan; Klepac, Petra; Read, Jonathan; Rosello, Alicia; Wang, Xiling; Lai, Shengjie; Li, Meng; Song, Yujian; Wei, Qingzhen; Jiang, Hao; Yang, Juan; Lynn, Henry; Flasche, Stefan; Jit, Mark; Yu, Hongjie.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 9, 15141, 22.10.2019.

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Zhang, J, Klepac, P, Read, J, Rosello, A, Wang, X, Lai, S, Li, M, Song, Y, Wei, Q, Jiang, H, Yang, J, Lynn, H, Flasche, S, Jit, M & Yu, H 2019, 'Patterns of human social contact and contact with animals in Shanghai, China', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, 15141. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51609-8

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Zhang, J., Klepac, P., Read, J., Rosello, A., Wang, X., Lai, S., Li, M., Song, Y., Wei, Q., Jiang, H., Yang, J., Lynn, H., Flasche, S., Jit, M., & Yu, H. (2019). Patterns of human social contact and contact with animals in Shanghai, China. Scientific Reports, 9, [15141]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51609-8

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Zhang J, Klepac P, Read J, Rosello A, Wang X, Lai S et al. Patterns of human social contact and contact with animals in Shanghai, China. Scientific Reports. 2019 Oct 22;9. 15141. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51609-8

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Zhang, Juanjuan ; Klepac, Petra ; Read, Jonathan ; Rosello, Alicia ; Wang, Xiling ; Lai, Shengjie ; Li, Meng ; Song, Yujian ; Wei, Qingzhen ; Jiang, Hao ; Yang, Juan ; Lynn, Henry ; Flasche, Stefan ; Jit, Mark ; Yu, Hongjie. / Patterns of human social contact and contact with animals in Shanghai, China. In: Scientific Reports. 2019 ; Vol. 9.

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title = "Patterns of human social contact and contact with animals in Shanghai, China",
abstract = "East Asia is as a principal hotspot for emerging zoonotic infections. Understanding the likely pathways for their emergence and spread requires knowledge on human-human and human-animal contacts, but such studies are rare. We used self-completed and interviewer-completed contact diaries to quantify patterns of these contacts for 965 individuals in 2017/2018 in a high-income densely-populated area of China, Shanghai City. Interviewer-completed diaries recorded more social contacts (19.3 vs. 18.0) and longer social contact duration (35.0 vs. 29.1 hours) than self-reporting. Strong age-assortativitywas observed in all age groups especially among young participants (aged 7–20) and middle aged participants (25–55 years). 17.7% of participants reported touching animals (15.3% (pets), 0.0% (poultry) and 0.1% (livestock)). Human-human contact was very frequent but contact with animals (especially poultry) was rare although associated with frequent human-human contact. Hence, thisdensely populated area is more likely to act as an accelerator for human-human spread but less likely to be at the source of a zoonosis outbreak. We also propose that telephone interview at the end of reporting day is a potential improvement of the design of future contact surveys.",
author = "Juanjuan Zhang and Petra Klepac and Jonathan Read and Alicia Rosello and Xiling Wang and Shengjie Lai and Meng Li and Yujian Song and Qingzhen Wei and Hao Jiang and Juan Yang and Henry Lynn and Stefan Flasche and Mark Jit and Hongjie Yu",
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AU - Li, Meng

AU - Song, Yujian

AU - Wei, Qingzhen

AU - Jiang, Hao

AU - Yang, Juan

AU - Lynn, Henry

AU - Flasche, Stefan

AU - Jit, Mark

AU - Yu, Hongjie

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AB - East Asia is as a principal hotspot for emerging zoonotic infections. Understanding the likely pathways for their emergence and spread requires knowledge on human-human and human-animal contacts, but such studies are rare. We used self-completed and interviewer-completed contact diaries to quantify patterns of these contacts for 965 individuals in 2017/2018 in a high-income densely-populated area of China, Shanghai City. Interviewer-completed diaries recorded more social contacts (19.3 vs. 18.0) and longer social contact duration (35.0 vs. 29.1 hours) than self-reporting. Strong age-assortativitywas observed in all age groups especially among young participants (aged 7–20) and middle aged participants (25–55 years). 17.7% of participants reported touching animals (15.3% (pets), 0.0% (poultry) and 0.1% (livestock)). Human-human contact was very frequent but contact with animals (especially poultry) was rare although associated with frequent human-human contact. Hence, thisdensely populated area is more likely to act as an accelerator for human-human spread but less likely to be at the source of a zoonosis outbreak. We also propose that telephone interview at the end of reporting day is a potential improvement of the design of future contact surveys.

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