Dengue in the Americas and Southeast Asia: do they differ?

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Scott B. Halstead;
  • Publisher: Pan American Health Organization
  • Journal: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública (issn: 1020-4989)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/s1020-49892006001100007
  • Subject: Arbovirus | dengue | fiebre dengue hemorrágica | genética | las Américas | Asia sudoriental | Medicine | R | Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine | RC955-962 | Public aspects of medicine | RA1-1270

The populations of Southeast Asia (SE Asia) and tropical America are similar, and all four dengue viruses of Asian origin are endemic in both regions. Yet, during comparable 5-year periods, SE Asia experienced 1.16 million cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), princi... View more
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