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Internal Medicine

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  1. A 24-year-old female student from France. Persons born and raised in temperate climates (eg, Europe) will more often have immunity to varicella because of a higher incidence of childhood chickenpox in these regions. Persons from more tropical climates (eg, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, India, Malaysia) have a lower probability of varicella immunity, owing to the lower incidence of childhood chickenpox in those regions.

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