Coinfection can trigger multiple pandemic waves.

  title={Coinfection can trigger multiple pandemic waves.},
  author={Stefano Merler and Piero Poletti and Marco Ajelli and Bruno Caprile and Piero Manfredi},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={254 2},
Sequences of epidemic waves have been observed in past influenza pandemics, such as the Spanish influenza. Possible explanations may be sought either in mechanisms altering the structure of the network of contacts, such as those induced by changes in the rates of movement of people or by public health measures, or in the genetic drift of the influenza virus, since the appearance of new strains can reduce or eliminate herd immunity. The pandemic outbreaks may also be influenced by coinfection… CONTINUE READING
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