The Incubation Period of Kuru

@article{HuillarddAignaux2002TheIP,
  title={The Incubation Period of Kuru},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me N Huillard d'Aignaux and Simon Cousens and Jean Maccario and Dominique Costagliola and Michael P. Alpers and Peter G Smith and Annick Alp{\'e}rovitch},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={402-408}
}
Background. Kuru is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy that was identified in Papua New Guinea in the late 1950s. Several thousand cases of the disease occurred during a period of several decades. Epidemiologic investigations implicated ritual endocannibalistic funeral feasts as the likely route through which the infectious agent was spread. Methods. We estimated the incubation period distribution of kuru using a back-calculation model and explored the relation among sex, age at… Expand
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