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Volume 10, Number 5—May 2004

Dispatch

Increase in Imported Dengue, Germany, 2001–2002

Christina Frank*Comments to Author , Irene Schöneberg*, Gérard Krause*, Hermann Claus*, Andrea Ammon*, and Klaus Stark*
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany

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Regional risk for dengue fever in German travelers, 2002

Region Country or area No. of travelers flying in from Germany Mentions of destination(s) among dengue patients Incidence (cases/100,000 air travelers from Germany)
Southeast Asia
Thailand
347,569
97
27.9
South America
Brazil
162,264
37
22.8
South America
Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonair
61,739
13
21.1
Central America
Lesser Antilles Islandsa
20,989
4
19.1
Central America
Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
24,564
4
16.3
Southeast Asia
Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia (Indochina)
65,963
10
15.2
Southeast Asia
Indonesia
88,053
13
14.8
Africa
Ghana
22,900
3
13.1
South Asia
India, Sri Lanka
220,169
18
8.2
South America
Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
43,928
3
6.8
Southeast Asia
Philippines
54,231
3
5.5
Southeast Asia
Malaysia
43,698
2
4.6
Central America
Greater Antilles Islandsb
429,614
9
2.1
Asia
Asia, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Singapore
No data available
7

Australia and Pacific Islands
Australia, Pacific Islands
No data available
6

Africa
Africa, Cape Verde Islands, Congo
No data available
3

Central America
Mexico
No data available
1

Total: 233c

aLesser Antilles: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Grenadines.
bGreater Antilles: Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba.
cA total of 233 destinations were mentioned by 225 patients (6 mentioned 2 destinations, l mentioned 3); 5 patients did not provide information about predisease travel, and l case arose in Germany.

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