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Lessons for the past : Third World evidence and the reinterpretation of developed world mortality declines

Aaby, Peter


Measles is the largest single killing infection of children in the world, and it is likely that its toll is heightened by the occurrence of a serious delayed effect of early infection. Variations in measles mortality, and in the seriousness of infection, have often been explained in terms of nutritional factors, but intercountry comparisons within the Third World fail to bear this out. In this paper an alternative interpretation is developed, based on the severity of the infective dose to which...[Show more]

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Date published: 1992
Type: Journal article


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