On the relative role of different age groups in influenza epidemics.

@article{Worby2015OnTR,
  title={On the relative role of different age groups in influenza epidemics.},
  author={Colin J. Worby and Sandra S Chaves and Jacco Wallinga and Marc Lipsitch and Lyn Finelli and Edward Goldstein},
  journal={Epidemics},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={
          10-16
        }
}
The identification of key "driver" groups in influenza epidemics is of much interest for the implementation of effective public health response strategies, including vaccination programs. However, the relative importance of different age groups in propagating epidemics is uncertain. During a communicable disease outbreak, some groups may be disproportionately represented during the outbreak's ascent due to increased susceptibility and/or contact rates. Such groups or subpopulations can be… CONTINUE READING
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