When paired with coinfection, social isolation might fuel rather than foil epidemics

25 septiembre 2015

When social isolation and coinfection occur together, diseases can spread faster and further than with either effect alone, new research shows. At the heart of the new study are two effects that have gained a lot of attention in recent years — social clustering and coinfection — but haven’t been studied together. That, the authors say, turns out to be a major omission.