The age of infection with varicella-zoster virus in St Lucia, West Indies.

@article{Garnett1993TheAO,
  title={The age of infection with varicella-zoster virus in St Lucia, West Indies.},
  author={Geoffrey P. Garnett and Michael J Cox and Donald A. P. Bundy and J M Didier and J St Catharine},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1993},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={361-72}
}
Sera from an age-stratified sample of 1810 people from the Caribbean island of St Lucia were tested for antibodies against varicella-zoster virus. The results indicate that very few infections occur in childhood, which agrees with clinical survey data from other tropical countries, but contrasts with the observed high case rate in children in temperate countries. The alternative hypotheses which may explain these results are discussed, and it is suggested that high ambient temperatures… CONTINUE READING

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