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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHRO 3560
Professor
Sattenspiel
Semester
Spring

Description
Plagues and Peoples  04/02/2014 Infectious disease transmission in households and schools  Characteristics of the epidemic  Occurred at a primary school in Cambridge, England in 1993 100 of 205 children were absent at least one day during a 5 day period  information used in the study  th school absence records during the week of march 8­12 , 1993 forty­one family questionnaires involving a total of 60 children  intestinal illness  all classes affected, teachers as well result #1: transmission within the family is strong  the rate of illness increases steadily as the number of affected siblings rises  result #2: two classes stand out in the progression of the illness: year 6 and year 3 the peak day of illness was Wednesday for most classes, followed by a steep drop on Thursday  Year 6 experienced no cases on Wednesday and peaked on Thursday with about 70% of all the class’s  cases  Year
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