What makes a Super-Spreader? « Contagions
Via Radar/Torkington, who also pull-quotes the following:
A super-spreader is a person who transmits an infection to a significantly greater number of other people than the average infected person. The occurrence of a super spreader early in an outbreak can be the difference between a local outbreak that fizzles out and a regional epidemic.
(This week’s Four Short Links on Radar is quite good, if you’re looking for reading.)