Re: DENGUE FEVER Mora-Palmichal stats
- that Dengue was
> normally more common in urban areas. MostActually it is not the density but rather the availability of two
> likely, I would think, because of population
things: 1) what they feed on, the mosquitoes that is, which is people,
and 2) more available breeding grounds like rain filled spare tires,
buckets, etc and poor sanitation.Increased population of an urban
setting is not sufficient in itself, but the conditions that can
accompany it can be a contributor.
Increased world travel, and other mobility issues, is another important
variable in the spread. Also, it is drastically underreported and under
or misdiagnosed. It is likely to be more accurately diagnosed in urban
settings with more advanced medical facilities available.
This kind of research is very difficult to do well.