Absolute humidity and pandemic versus epidemic influenza.

  title={Absolute humidity and pandemic versus epidemic influenza.},
  author={Jeffrey Shaman and Edward Goldstein and Marc Lipsitch},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={173 2},
Experimental and epidemiologic evidence indicates that variations of absolute humidity account for the onset and seasonal cycle of epidemic influenza in temperate regions. A role for absolute humidity in the transmission of pandemic influenza, such as 2009 A/H1N1, has yet to be demonstrated and, indeed, outbreaks of pandemic influenza during more humid spring, summer, and autumn months might appear to constitute evidence against an effect of humidity. However, here the authors show that… CONTINUE READING
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