Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Because so little is known about the bacterium that causes Whipple disease, risk factors for the disease haven't been clearly identified. Based on available reports, it appears more likely to affect:
Oct. 24, 2015
- People ages 40 to 60
- Whites in North America and Europe
- Farmers and other people who work outdoors and have frequent contact with sewage and wastewater
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