Searching for Sharp Drops in the Incidence of Pandemic A/H1N1 Influenza by Single Year of Age

@inproceedings{Jacobs2012SearchingFS,
  title={Searching for Sharp Drops in the Incidence of Pandemic A/H1N1 Influenza by Single Year of Age},
  author={Jessica Hartman Jacobs and Brett Nicholas Archer and Michael G. Baker and Benjamin John Cowling and Richard T. Heffernan and Geoff N. Mercer and Osvaldo C. Uez and Wanna Hanshaoworakul and C{\'e}cile Viboud and Joel Schwartz and Eric J Tchetgen Tchetgen and Marc Lipsitch},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND During the 2009 H1N1 pandemic (pH1N1), morbidity and mortality sparing was observed among the elderly population; it was hypothesized that this age group benefited from immunity to pH1N1 due to cross-reactive antibodies generated from prior infection with antigenically similar influenza viruses. Evidence from serologic studies and genetic similarities between pH1N1 and historical influenza viruses suggest that the incidence of pH1N1 cases should drop markedly in age cohorts born… CONTINUE READING
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