Due to age-related decline in immunity, elderly people have increased rates of dengue haemorrhagic fever, severe dengue symptoms, hospitalization and dengue-related mortality.[2-4]
In adults with preexisting arterial hypertension or skin allergy dengue fever is 1.6 and 1.8 times more likely to progress to dengue haemorrhagic fever.
In chikungunya, elders (e.g., > 65 years), and people with underlying medical conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease) are at risk of severe disease outcomes.
Elderly people who contract malaria are prone to complications such as respiratory failure, renal failure, anaemia, and hyperparasitaemia.
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