This paper investigates a suspected outbreak of beri-beri which occurred in The Gambia in 1988.
The outbreak was spatially specific and had a distinct age and gender bias, with young men aged 15-49 being the group mainly affected.
The age and gender bias of the outbreak is particularly interesting as women and children in the developing world are usually more susceptable to conditions associated with malnourishement, than men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Béri béri, Carence vitaminique, Malnutrition, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Age, Gambie, Afrique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Beri beri, Vitamin deficiency, Malnutrition, Epidemiology, Sex, Age, Gambia, Africa, Human
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Code Inist : 002B22C. Création : 199406.