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Symptomatic Dengue in Children in 10 Asian and Latin American Countries

Maïna L’Azou, M.Sc., Annick Moureau, M.Sc., Elsa Sarti, Ph.D., Joshua Nealon, M.Sc., Betzana Zambrano, M.D., T. Anh Wartel, M.D., Luis Villar, M.D., Maria R.Z. Capeding, M.D., and R. Leon Ochiai, Ph.D., for the CYD14 and CYD15 Primary Study Groups*

N Engl J Med 2016; 374:1155-1166

March 24, 2016

DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1503877

“…..The incidence of dengue hemorrhagic fever was less than 0.3 episodes per 100 person-years in each cohort. The percentage of VCD episodes requiring hospitalization was 19.1% in the Asian cohort and 11.1% in the Latin American cohort. In comparable age groups (9 to 12 years and 13 to 16 years), the burden of dengue was higher in Asia than in Latin America……”

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