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Studies of the community and family: acute respiratory illness and infection.

Abstract

Studies of acute respiratory illnesses in families and their communities have been carried out for most of this century. The initial studies established the importance of these illnesses in terms of their frequency and severity. Age-specific illness rates and principles concerning disease transmission were documented in the period before identification of the etiologic agents. Since that time, the knowledge base has been expanded dramatically. Of all the viruses, rhinoviruses cause more illness of any severity than any other in all age groups. As a result, rates of rhinovirus-specific illnesses resemble those of all-cause respiratory illnesses. The greatest advantage of community-based studies is their ability to study transmission. Since control of infection for most of the agents has been difficult to achieve by conventional means, interruption of transmission should be examined as a possible alternative (97).

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    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA.

    Source

    Epidemiologic reviews 16:2 1994 pg 351-73

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adult
    Aged
    Cause of Death
    Child
    Child, Preschool
    Community-Acquired Infections
    Contact Tracing
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Family Health
    Female
    Humans
    Incidence
    Infant
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Respiratory Tract Diseases
    Respiratory Tract Infections
    Risk Factors
    United States

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    7713184

    Citation

    Monto, A S.. "Studies of the Community and Family: Acute Respiratory Illness and Infection." Epidemiologic Reviews, vol. 16, no. 2, 1994, pp. 351-73.
    Monto AS. Studies of the community and family: acute respiratory illness and infection. Epidemiol Rev. 1994;16(2):351-73.
    Monto, A. S. (1994). Studies of the community and family: acute respiratory illness and infection. Epidemiologic Reviews, 16(2), pp. 351-73.
    Monto AS. Studies of the Community and Family: Acute Respiratory Illness and Infection. Epidemiol Rev. 1994;16(2):351-73. PubMed PMID: 7713184.
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