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Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008

Research

Increasing Incidence of Listeriosis in France and Other European Countries

Véronique Goulet*Comments to Author , Craig Hedberg*†, Alban Le Monnier‡, and Henriette de Valk*
Author affiliations: *Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France; †University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; ‡Institut Pasteur, Paris, France;

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Table 1

Incidence and characteristics of cases of listeriosis by year, France

Characteristic 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
No. cases reported 269 263 188 220 209 236 221 290
Incidence/1 million inhabitants
4.5
4.4
3.1
3.6
3.4
3.8
3.5
4.6
Clinical form
Maternal/neonatal 67 64 44 55 47 49 39 36
Not maternal/neonatal 202 199 144 165 162 187 182 254
Bacteriema 122 110 85 89 100 124 115 171
Central nervous system infection 65 73 51 67 54 53 60 65
Focal infection 15 16 8 9 8 10 7 18

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