Super-spreaders in infectious diseases.

@article{Stein2011SuperspreadersII,
  title={Super-spreaders in infectious diseases.},
  author={Richard A. Stein},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={e510-3}
}
Early studies that explored host-pathogen interactions assumed that infected individuals within a population have equal chances of transmitting the infection to others. Subsequently, in what became known as the 20/80 rule, a small percentage of individuals within any population was observed to control most transmission events. This empirical rule was shown to govern inter-individual transmission dynamics for many pathogens in several species, and individuals who infect disproportionately more… CONTINUE READING
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