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Note on the Age and Sex Incidence of Poliomyelitis

Mila E. Rindge
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vol. 96, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb., 1955), pp. 101-103
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30092388
Page Count: 3
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Note on the Age and Sex Incidence of Poliomyelitis
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Abstract

It is well known that the percentage of poliomyelitis cases among people in the older age groups is higher than formerly. It is apparent that in Connecticut, at least, the increasing proportion of cases in the over 15 age group in recent years has been largely due to an increase in the number of females affected and that this increase is most marked among females 25 to 34 years of age. This is largely the young mother group who may have escaped infection in their own childhood and now may be infected by unrecognized cases of poliomyelitis among their children.

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