SARS & SUPERINFECTORS:How One Person

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SARS & SUPERINFECTORS:How One Person
Tue, 04-15-2003 - 10:34am
Can Fuel an Epidemic

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/15/health/15SPRE.html

How One Person Can Fuel an Epidemic

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN

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For some diseases, including tuberculosis, smallpox and staphylococcus infections, superspreaders definitely exist. They have been variously called "superinfectors," "supershedders" and even "cloud cases" for the mist of invisible droplets trailing them.>>