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Epidemiological Trend and Clinical Observations among Children and Adults with Dengue in Barbados

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.110
Pages: 
37–42
Synopsis: 
The epidemiological characteristics and clinical manifestations of confirmed dengue cases over a ten-year period in Barbados were evaluated. The mean annual incidence rate of dengue was 1.36/1000 population and the overall case fatality rate was 0.35%. The largest number of cases was seen in the 11 to 16-year age group. Dengue is characterized by less severe cases and lower mortality rate

 ABSTRACT

Objectives: To describe the epidemiological characteristics and the clinical manifestations of the confirmed dengue cases over a ten-year period in Barbados, one of the English-speaking Caribbean countries.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015
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