Something odd is happening in homes across the country — Infectious illness is spreading unusually fast for this time of year.
Household Secondary Attack Rate, or SAR, measures how transmissible an infectious disease is within a household. In other words, it’s a measure of how likely someone else in the home is to get sick when one family member becomes ill.
Kinsa data shows that right now, SAR is as high as during the peak of flu season, despite there being very little flu. Two main factors likely drive this abnormal peak in SAR:
Determining the exact cause of this peak requires a lot more study. Kinsa’s data and epidemiology teams are continuing to monitor the trend in Household Secondary Attack Rate closely and will report any interesting findings as we learn them.
To learn more about the data behind this article and what Kinsa has to offer, visit https://www.kinsahealth.co/.
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