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An examination, with a meta-analysis, of studies of childhood leukaemia in relation to population mixing.

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BACKGROUND: Marked influxes of people into rural areas, termed rural population mixing (PM), have been associated with excesses of childhood leukaemia (CL), consistent with mini-epidemics of a mainly immunising, subclinical infection to which CL is a rare response. For such situations of rural PM would promote contacts between infected and susceptible individuals, the latter tending to have a higher than average prevalence in rural or isolated areas. Confusion has arisen from some workers ap...

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10.1038/bjc.2012.402

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Journal:
British journal of cancer More from this journal
Volume:
107
Issue:
7
Pages:
1163-1168
Publication date:
2012-09-01
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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