Airborne Transmission: Influenza and Tuberculosis

  • Timo UlrichsEmail author
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


Seasonal influenza occurs in waves and can vary in strength. It affects all age groups, but mainly little children and the elderly. In Germany, about 10,000 people die each year from seasonal influenza, mostly elderly people. The death rate is associated with the influenza strain: H3N2 subtype causes a higher death toll than H1N1. Children play an important role in spread and transmission dynamics during an influenza wave (winter holidays may delay the peak of an influenza wave).


Avian Influenza Tuberculosis Control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus Pandemic Preparedness Pandemic Vaccine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Koch-Metschnikow-ForumBerlinGermany

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