Too Little of a Good Thing

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Title: Too Little of a Good Thing
Author: Cohen, Ted; Lipsitch, Marc

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Citation: Cohen, Ted, and Marc Lipsitch. 2008. “Too Little of a Good Thing.” Epidemiology 19 (4) (July): 588–589. doi:10.1097/ede.0b013e31817734ba.
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Abstract: Epidemic theory dictates that a reduction in the force of infection by a pathogen is associated with an increase in the average age at which individuals are exposed. For those pathogens that cause more severe disease among hosts of an older age, interventions that limit transmission can paradoxically increase the burden of disease in a population.
Published Version: doi:10.1097/EDE.0b013e31817734ba
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