Sex, Gender and Influenza

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World Health Organization
World Health Organization
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July 2010
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Geneva, Switzerland

The World Health Organization (WHO) has addressed infectious diseases around the globe, with consideration of the impact of sex and gender on chronic infectious diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis.  Sex and gender have an impact on people’s vulnerability to influenza, as well as the course and outcome of infection and vaccination. The impact of sex and gender on the outcome of infection is influenced by a number of global, social and biological factors.

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ISBN 9789241500111