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Jong-Koo Lee 17 Articles
Preparedness of primary care responses to the next pandemic
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2022;13(2):81-83.   Published online April 29, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2022.0136
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As the incidence of Omicron increases, so will the number of deaths
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2022;13(1):1-3.   Published online February 28, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2022.13.1.01
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Now is the time to consider measures against next wave of COVID-19
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2021;12(6):343-345.   Published online December 28, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0338
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How can we prepare for this autumn and winter?
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2021;12(5):275-277.   Published online October 26, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0273
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How to deal with the Delta variant this fall
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2021;12(4):201-202.   Published online August 26, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0217
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The policy art of the “trade-off” for combatting COVID-19
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2021;12(3):137-138.   Published online June 24, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0150
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Can we reach a 70% level of herd immunity to return to normality?
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2021;12(2):51-53.   Published online April 29, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.12.2.01
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Virus Mutation and Countermeasures
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2021;12(1):1-2.   Published online February 23, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.12.1.01
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We Need More Public Hospitals and to Review Rapidly Possibility of Therapeutics as a COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy to Prevent the Collapse of the National Heath Care Service
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2020;11(6):343-344.   Published online December 22, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2020.11.6.01
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Challenging Issues Caused by COVID-19 – A Window of Opportunity to Make Our Health System Healthier
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2020;11(5):267-268.   Published online October 22, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2020.11.5.01
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We Cannot Go Back to the Old World, Before Global Pandemic Declaration of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Developing New Normal Practices in Society
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2020;11(4):147-148.   Published online August 31, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2020.11.4.01
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The Impact of Social Distancing on the Transmission of Influenza Virus, South Korea, 2020
Young June Choe, Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2020;11(3):91-92.   Published online June 1, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2020.11.3.07
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Sensitivity Analysis of the Parameters of Korea’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan
Chaeshin Chu, Junehawk Lee, Dong Hoon Choi, Seung-Ki Youn, Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2011;2(3):210-215.   Published online December 31, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrp.2011.11.048
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AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
Our aim was to evaluate Korea’s Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan.
Methods
We conducted a sensitivity analysis on the expected number of outpatients and hospital bed occupancy, with 1,000,000 parameter combinations, in a situation of pandemic influenza, using the mathematical simulation program InfluSim.
Results
Given the available resources in Korea, antiviral treatment and social distancing must be combined to reduce the number of outpatients and hospitalizations sufficiently; any single intervention is not enough. The antiviral stockpile of 4–6% is sufficient for the expected eligible number of cases to be treated. However, the eligible number assumed (30% for severe cases and 26% for extremely severe cases) is very low compared to the corresponding number in European countries, where up to 90% of the population are assumed to be eligible for antiviral treatment.
Conclusions
A combination of antiviral treatment and social distancing can mitigate a pandemic, but will only bring it under control for the most optimistic parameter combinations.
National Action Plan for Response to Poliovirus Importation
Kyung Min Song, Young June Choe, Heeyeon Cho, Geun-Ryang Bae, Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2011;2(1):65-71.   Published online June 30, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrp.2011.04.003
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The Division of Vaccine-Preventable Disease Control and National Immunization Program of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared a plan of action as a guide for key actions that will be taken if a poliovirus outbreak occurs in the Republic of Korea. The history of poliomyelitis and vaccination against poliovirus in the nation was reviewed and the routine surveillance procedures that are currently in place were described. The principles and specific actions for an effective response to a poliovirus outbreak were prepared. The guidelines clearly outline the actions to be taken in case of a polio outbreak. When a suspected case of poliovirus infection is reported, an immediate epidemiological investigation is to be conducted. The response to a poliovirus outbreak includes case isolation, management of potential contacts and immunization. All stakeholders are to be made aware of what key actions should be taken at each stage of the response to a poliovirus outbreak in the nation.
Mathematical Modeling of Vibrio vulnificus Infection in Korea and the Influence of Global Warming
Chaeshin Chu, Younghae Do, Yongkuk Kim, Yasuhisa Saito, Sun-Dong Lee, Haemo Park, Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2011;2(1):51-58.   Published online June 30, 2011
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrp.2011.05.002
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AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
To investigate the possible link between Vibrio vulnificus population size in seawater and water temperature.
Methods
We collected incidence and water temperature data in coastal regions of Korea and constructed a mathematical model that consisted of three classes; susceptible fish, infected fish available to humans, and infected humans.
Results
We developed a mathematical model to connect V. vulnificus incidence with water temperature using estimated bacterial population sizes and actual coastal water temperatures.
Conclusion
Increased V. vulnificus population sizes in marine environments may increase the risk of infection in people who eat at coastal restaurants in Korea. Furthermore, we estimated the near-future number of infected patients using our model, which will help to establish a public-health policy to reduce the disease burden.
Congratulatory Message
Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2010;1(1):1-1.   Published online December 31, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrp.2010.12.001
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Surveillance and Control of Rubella in the Republic of Korea From 2001 to 2009: The Necessity for Enhanced Surveillance to Monitor Congenital Rubella Syndrome
Young June Choe, Sang Taek Lee, Kyung Min Song, Heeyeon Cho, Geun-Ryang Bae, Jong-Koo Lee
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2010;1(1):23-28.   Published online December 31, 2010
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrp.2010.12.007
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Objectives
The aim of this study was to review the epidemiologic data of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) supplied by surveillance systems from 2001 to 2009 and to propose measures to improve the quality of the surveillance system in the Republic of Korea.
Methods
The epidemiological data for rubella and CRS cases reported to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2001 to 2009 were retrospectively reviewed, and insurance reimbursement data from the Korea National Health Insurance Review Agency were collected for comparison.
Results
The number of yearly reported rubella cases to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2001 to 2009 was 128, 24, 8, 24, 15, 12, 35, 30, and 36, respectively. The occurrence of rubella shifted to a slightly higher age group during the 9-year period, i.e. from 0–9 years to 10–19 years. Among the 309 reported rubella cases, three were confirmed cases of CRS. In addition, according to data sourced from Health Insurance Review Agency, 24, 19, 19, 9, and 5 CRS cases were reported for medical insurance reimbursement from 2005 to 2009, respectively.
Conclusion
According to available surveillance data, the reported cases of rubella and CRS were not high, but a more detailed surveillance with emphasis on susceptible women of childbearing age is necessary for better monitoring and control of rubella and CRS in the Republic of Korea.

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