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#1 of 5 Old 10-10-2006, 04:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So, there's a season for every contagious disease--what are they (with links please)?

Pertussis?
Measles?
Mumps?
Rubella?
Varicella?
Influenza?

etc.?

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Perrtussis
Quote:
Pertussis has no distinct seasonal pattern, but it may
increase in the summer and fall.
Diptheria
Quote:
In temperate areas, diphtheria most frequently occurs during
winter and spring.
Measles
Quote:
In temperate areas, measles disease occurs primarily in late
winter and spring.

Mumps
Quote:
Mumps incidence peaks predominantly in late winter and
spring, but the disease has been reported throughout the year.
Rubella
Quote:
In temperate areas, incidence is usually highest in late
winter and early spring.
Varicella
Quote:
In temperate areas, varicella has a distinct seasonal fluctuation,
with the highest incidence occurring in winter and early
spring. In the United States, incidence is highest between
March and May and lowest between September and
November. Less seasonality is reported in tropical areas.
Herpes zoster has no seasonal variation and occurs throughout
the year.
Influenza
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Influenza activity peaks from December to March in
temperate climates, but may occur earlier or later. During
1976–2005, peak influenza activity in the United States
occurred most frequently in January (21% of seasons) and
February (45% of seasons). However, peak influenza activity
occurred in March, April, or May in 16% of seasons.
Influenza occurs throughout the year in tropical areas.
Polio
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Poliovirus infection typically peaks in the summer months
in temperate climates. There is no seasonal pattern in
tropical climates.
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