The Shifting Demographic Landscape of Influenza

  title={The Shifting Demographic Landscape of Influenza},
  author={Shweta Bansal and Babak Pourbohloul and Nathaniel Hupert and Bryan T. Grenfell and Lauren Ancel Meyers},
  booktitle={PLoS currents},
BACKGROUND As Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza spreads around the globe, it strikes school-age children more often than adults. Although there is some evidence of pre-existing immunity among older adults, this alone may not explain the significant gap in age-specific infection rates. METHODS & FINDINGS Based on a retrospective analysis of pandemic strains of influenza from the last century, we show that school-age children typically experience the highest attack rates in primarily naive… CONTINUE READING

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