Joseph T Wu

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Affiliation: The University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. pmc Spatial considerations for the allocation of pre-pandemic influenza vaccination in the United States
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2811-7. 2007
  2. pmc Hedging against antiviral resistance during the next influenza pandemic using small stockpiles of an alternative chemotherapy
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS Med 6:e1000085. 2009
  3. pmc Logistical feasibility and potential benefits of a population-wide passive-immunotherapy program during an influenza pandemic
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:3269-74. 2010
  4. pmc Estimating infection attack rates and severity in real time during an influenza pandemic: analysis of serial cross-sectional serologic surveillance data
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    PLoS Med 8:e1001103. 2011
  5. pmc The use of mathematical models to inform influenza pandemic preparedness and response
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 236:955-61. 2011
  6. pmc The infection attack rate and severity of 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza in Hong Kong
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1184-91. 2010
  7. pmc Comparative epidemiology of human infections with avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 viruses in China: a population-based study of laboratory-confirmed cases
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Lancet 382:129-37. 2013
  8. pmc Infection fatality risk of the pandemic A(H1N1)2009 virus in Hong Kong
    Jessica Y Wong
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Am J Epidemiol 177:834-40. 2013
  9. pmc Excess mortality associated with influenza A and B virus in Hong Kong, 1998-2009
    Peng Wu
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    J Infect Dis 206:1862-71. 2012
  10. pmc School closure and mitigation of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Hong Kong
    Joseph T Wu
    The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:538-41. 2010

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  1. pmc Spatial considerations for the allocation of pre-pandemic influenza vaccination in the United States
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2811-7. 2007
    ..Therefore, despite substantial potential benefits of non-pro-rata policies, our results suggest that the current HHS policy of pro-rata allocation by state is a good compromise in terms of simplicity, robustness, equity and efficiency...
  2. pmc Hedging against antiviral resistance during the next influenza pandemic using small stockpiles of an alternative chemotherapy
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS Med 6:e1000085. 2009
    ..We developed a mathematical model to test the hypothesis that a small stockpile of a secondary antiviral drug could be used to mitigate the adverse consequences of the emergence of resistant strains...
  3. pmc Logistical feasibility and potential benefits of a population-wide passive-immunotherapy program during an influenza pandemic
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:3269-74. 2010
    ..As such, passive immunotherapy deserves more consideration by clinical researchers regarding its safety and efficacy as a treatment for severe cases of pandemic influenza...
  4. pmc Estimating infection attack rates and severity in real time during an influenza pandemic: analysis of serial cross-sectional serologic surveillance data
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    PLoS Med 8:e1001103. 2011
    ..As many influenza infections are subclinical, sero-surveillance is needed to allow reliable real-time estimates of infection attack rate (IAR) and severity...
  5. pmc The use of mathematical models to inform influenza pandemic preparedness and response
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 236:955-61. 2011
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  6. pmc The infection attack rate and severity of 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza in Hong Kong
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Clin Infect Dis 51:1184-91. 2010
    ..Serial cross-sectional data on antibody levels to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus from a population can be used to estimate the infection attack rates and immunity against future infection in the community...
  7. pmc Comparative epidemiology of human infections with avian influenza A H7N9 and H5N1 viruses in China: a population-based study of laboratory-confirmed cases
    Benjamin J Cowling
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Lancet 382:129-37. 2013
    ..Both infections are thought to be mainly zoonotic. We aimed to compare the epidemiological characteristics of the complete series of laboratory-confirmed cases of both viruses in mainland China so far...
  8. pmc Infection fatality risk of the pandemic A(H1N1)2009 virus in Hong Kong
    Jessica Y Wong
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Am J Epidemiol 177:834-40. 2013
    ..Substantial variation in the age-specific infection fatality risk complicates comparison of the severity of different influenza strains...
  9. pmc Excess mortality associated with influenza A and B virus in Hong Kong, 1998-2009
    Peng Wu
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    J Infect Dis 206:1862-71. 2012
    ..Although deaths associated with laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections are rare, the excess mortality burden of influenza estimated from statistical models may more reliably quantify the impact of influenza in a population...
  10. pmc School closure and mitigation of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Hong Kong
    Joseph T Wu
    The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:538-41. 2010
    ..Secondary schools closed for summer vacation shortly afterwards. By fitting a model of reporting and transmission to case data, we estimated that transmission was reduced approximately 25% when secondary schools closed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Inferring influenza infection attack rate from seroprevalence data
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    PLoS Pathog 10:e1004054. 2014
    ..The same principles are broadly applicable for seroprevalence studies of other infectious disease outbreaks. ..
  12. pmc Excess mortality impact of two epidemics of pandemic influenza A(H1N1pdm09) virus in Hong Kong
    Peng Wu
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 8:1-7. 2014
    ..More than half of the estimated excess all-cause deaths were attributable to respiratory causes in each epidemic. The reasons for substantial impact in the second wave remain to be clarified. ..
  13. pmc The epidemiological and public health research response to 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1): experiences from Hong Kong
    Peng Wu
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 7:367-82. 2013
    ..The experiences of the research response in Hong Kong could provide a template for the research response to future emerging and reemerging disease epidemics...
  14. pmc Optimizing the dose of pre-pandemic influenza vaccines to reduce the infection attack rate
    Steven Riley
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    PLoS Med 4:e218. 2007
    ..e., less than the recommended dose for maximum protection) may provide substantial extra community-level benefits because they would permit wider vaccine coverage for a given total size of antigen stockpile...
  15. pmc Case fatality risk of influenza A (H1N1pdm09): a systematic review
    Jessica Y Wong
    From the aSchool of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China bVictorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and cNational Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    Epidemiology 24:830-41. 2013
    ..One measure of seriousness is the case fatality risk, defined as the probability of mortality among people classified as cases...
  16. pmc Reducing the impact of the next influenza pandemic using household-based public health interventions
    Joseph T Wu
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People s Republic of China
    PLoS Med 3:e361. 2006
    ..If such a strain emerges, and is not controlled at source [2,3], a pandemic is likely to result. Health policy in most countries will then be focused on reducing morbidity and mortality...
  17. doi request reprint Chinese immigrant parents' vaccination decision making for children: a qualitative analysis
    Linda D L Wang
    Health Behaviour Research Group, Division of Behavioural Health, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 5 F William Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    BMC Public Health 14:133. 2014
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  18. pmc Predicting future blood demand from thalassemia major patients in Hong Kong
    Eric H Y Lau
    The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    PLoS ONE 8:e81846. 2013
    ..In Hong Kong, thalassemia major (TM) patients utilized up to 9.5% of blood supply in 2009. For long-term management of blood supply, we predicted the future blood demand of TM patients for the next 10 years...
  19. pmc Detection of mild to moderate influenza A/H7N9 infection by China's national sentinel surveillance system for influenza-like illness: case series
    Dennis K M Ip
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    BMJ 346:f3693. 2013
    ..To characterise the complete case series of influenza A/H7N9 infections as of 27 May 2013, detected by China's national sentinel surveillance system for influenza-like illness...
  20. doi request reprint Community psychological and behavioral responses through the first wave of the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic in Hong Kong
    Benjamin J Cowling
    School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
    J Infect Dis 202:867-76. 2010
    ..Little is known about the community psychological and behavioral responses to influenza pandemics...
  21. doi request reprint Acceptability and uptake of female adolescent HPV vaccination in Hong Kong: a survey of mothers and adolescents
    Horace C W Choi
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Vaccine 32:78-84. 2013
    ..g. Hong Kong). Assessment of vaccine acceptability is important when evaluating the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of such vaccination programs...