Phase-shifting of the transmissibility of macrolide-sensitive and resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae epidemics in Hong Kong, from 2015 to 2018

Shi Zhao, Salihu S. Musa, Jing Qin, Daihai He

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Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a threat to public health. This pathogen caused an epidemic in Hong Kong during the years 2015–2018. The reproduction number during the initial epidemic was estimated to be 1.7 for macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae (MRMP) and 1.4 for macrolide-sensitive M. pneumoniae (MSMP). During 2016–2018, the reproduction number remained stable at around 1.0 for both MRMP and MSMP. Phase-shifting and changes in the leading-status between the transmissibilities of MSMP and MRMP were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019


  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Reproduction number
  • Statistical analysis
  • Wavelet analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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