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Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007

Research

Risk Factors for Imported Fatal Plasmodium falciparum Malaria, France, 1996–2003

Fabrice Legros*†‡§, Olivier Bouchaud¶, Thierry Ancelle#**, Amandine Arnaud*†, Sandrine Cojean#††, Jacques Le Bras¶#††, Martin Danis*†§‡‡, Arnaud Fontanet§§, Rémy Durand††¶Comments to Author , Autochthonous Malaria Epidemiology, and for the French National Reference Centers for ImportedChemosensitivity Working Group
Author affiliations: *Centre National de Référence de l'Epidémiologie du Paludisme d'Importation et Autochtone, Paris, France; †University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; ‡Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France; §Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicalé, U511, Paris, France; ¶Hôpital Avicenne and University Paris 13, Bobigny, France; #University Paris 5, Paris, France; **Hôpital Cochin; Paris, France; **Hôpital Cochin; Paris, France; ††Centre National de Référence pour la Chimiosensibilité du Paludisme Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France; ‡‡Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris France; §§Unité d’Epidémiologie des Maladies Emergentes, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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Table 1

Distribution of falciparum malaria cases and deaths by calendar year, 1996–2003, France

Year No. reported deaths No. falciparum malaria cases Case-fatality rate per 1,000
1996 8 1,804 4.4
1997 10 2,057 4.9
1998 9 2,459 3.7
1999 9 3,385 2.7
2000 12 3,355 3.6
2001 13 3,035 4.3
2002 15 2,919 5.1
2003 20 2,874 7.0
Total 96 21,888 4.4

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