How does the incidence of dengue vary by sex?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A study of dengue incidence in six different Asian countries reported a higher incidence in males than in females. The authors speculated that the difference may result from different gender roles and subsequent differences in exposure risks. [53]


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