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Childhood diseases

Robert asked: Why are some transmissable diseases usually associated with childhood, e.g. mumps, chicken pox, when others are age-independent, e.g. colds? The diseases typically associated with children are really, really common in the population, meaning everyone comes into contact with them eventually… but a single infection provides you with lasting immunity. So children are likely … Continue reading