Patterns in parasite epidemiology: the peak shift.

@article{Woolhouse1998PatternsIP,
  title={Patterns in parasite epidemiology: the peak shift.},
  author={Mark E. J. Woolhouse},
  journal={Parasitology today},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={428-34}
}
A characteristic relationship between infection and host age, with levels of infection reaching a peak in particular age classes, has been reported for many parasites. However, several field studies have shown that this relationship is not invariant: if age-infection data are compared across host populations, the peak level of infection is higher and occurs at a younger age when the transmission rate is high, and is lower and occurs at an older age when it is low. This pattern is called the… CONTINUE READING
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