From Re-Emergence to Hyperendemicity: The Natural History of the Dengue Epidemic in Brazil

@inproceedings{RodriguezBarraquer2011FromRT,
  title={From Re-Emergence to Hyperendemicity: The Natural History of the Dengue Epidemic in Brazil},
  author={Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer and Marli Cordeiro and Cynthia Braga and Wayner Vieira de Souza and Ernesto T. A. Marques and Derek A T Cummings},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND dengue virus (DENV) was reintroduced into Brazil in 1986 and by 1995 it had spread throughout the country. In 2007 the number of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases more than doubled and a shift in the age distribution was reported. While previously the majority of DHF cases occurred among adults, in 2007 53% of cases occurred in children under 15 years old. The reasons for this shift have not been determined. METHODS AND FINDINGS age stratified cross-sectional seroepidemiologic… CONTINUE READING

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