Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 10th, 2006
According to a recently published report from England, "The setting of a quarantine time for an emerging infectious disease will depend on current knowledge concerning incubation times.
"Methods for the analysis of information on incubation times are investigated with a particular focus on inference regarding a possible maximum incubation time, after which an exposed individual would be known to be disease free."
"Data from the Hong Kong SARS epidemic are used for illustration. The incorporation of interval-censored data is considered and comparison is made with percentile...
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