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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

Letter

Imported Chikungunya Infection, Italy

Anna Beltrame*Comments to Author , Andrea Angheben†, Zeno Bisoffi†, Geraldo Monteiro†, Stefania Marocco†, Guido Calleri‡, Filippo Lipani‡, Federico Gobbi‡, Francesca Canta‡, Francesco Castelli§, Maurizio Gulletta§, Sara Bigoni§, Veronica Del Punta§, Tiziana Iacovazzi¶, Roberto Romi#, Loredana Nicoletti#, Maria Grazia Ciufolini#, Giada Rorato*, Camilla Negri*, and Pierluigi Viale*
Author affiliations: *Clinic of Infectious Diseases at University of Udine, Udine, Italy; †Sacro Cuore Hospital, Negrar, Italy; ‡Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Torino, Italy; §University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy; ¶F. Fallacara Hospital, Triggiano, Italy; #Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma, Italy;

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Demographic and epidemiologic data on 17 travelers with chikungunya infection diagnosed in 2006, Italy

Patient no. Sex Age, y Reason for travel Country of origin Date of return (length of stay, d) Date of first medical assessment after return (delay, d) Last date of fever (length of fever, d) Fever on date of return?
1* M 32 Business Réunion Feb 23 (93) Feb 25 (2) Feb 26 (4) Yes
2† F 39 Tourism Mauritius Feb 28 (10) Feb 28 (0) Feb 28 (4) Yes
3‡ M 46 Tourism Mauritius Mar 7 (10) Mar 7 (0) Mar 6 (5) No
4‡ M 32 Tourism Madagascar Mar 7 (15) Mar 8 (1) Mar 4 (4) No
M 49 Tourism Mauritius Mar 08 (16) Mar 15 (7) Mar 4 (5) No
6‡ M 66 Tourism Madagascar Mar 24 (15) Mar 24 (0) Mar 27 (5) Yes
M 36 Tourism Mauritius Apr 4 (15) Apr 5 (1) Apr 1 (6) No
8* F 43 Resident Madagascar Apr 10 (–) Apr 11 (1) Mar 2 (6) No
9‡ F 46 Tourism Réunion Jan 30 (16) Apr 13 (73) NA (2)
10¶ F 44 Visit relatives Mauritius Apr 17 (33) Apr 19 (2) Apr 7 (12) No
11‡ F 36 Tourism Mauritius Apr 30 (11) May 3 (3) May 3 (3) Yes
12‡ M 31 Tourism Réunion Apr 21 (30) May 4 (13) Apr 5 (6) No
13‡ M 44 Visit relatives Cameroon May 3 (24) May 22 (19) May 7 (6) Yes
14* M 35 Tourism Seychelles May 31 (9) Jun 1 (1) Jun 1 (2) Yes
15* M 38 Tourism Mauritius May 10 (11) Jun 12 (2) May 7 (4) No
16‡ F 58 Missionary work Central African Republic Jun 24 (14 y) Jul 10 (16) Apr 26 (12) No
17* F 57 Business India Sep 8 (31) Sep 9 (1) Sep 10 (4) Yes

*GISPI (Gruppo di Interesse e Studio delle Patologie di Importazione) centers: Torino.
†GISPI center: Udine.
‡GISPI center: Negrar. NA, not available.
§GISPI center: Brescia.
¶GISPI center: Triggiano.

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