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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Gene variants with different prevalence among world populations affect susceptibility to classic dengue fever or dengue shock syndrome, a new study has found.

Dengue virus is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease and infects about 390 million people each year. About a quarter of those infected develop dengue disease, which could come in the form of classical dengue fever or dengue shock syndrome. The severe form of the disease is more common in some parts of the world than others.

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