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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011

CME ACTIVITY

Severe Imported Plasmodium falciparum Malaria, France, 1996–2003

Elise Seringe, Marc Thellier, Arnaud Fontanet, Fabrice Legros, Olivier Bouchaud, Thierry Ancelle, Eric Kendjo, Sandrine Houze, Jacques Le Bras, Martin Danis, Rémy DurandComments to Author , and for the French National Reference Center for Imported Malaria Study Group
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (E. Seringe, M. Thellier, M. Danis); Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpĕtrière, Paris (E. Seringe, M. Thellier, M. Danis); Centre National de Référence du Paludisme, Paris (M. Thellier, F. Legros, E. Kendjo, S. Houze, J. Le Bras, M. Danis, R. Durand); Institut Pasteur, Paris (E. Seringe, A. Fontanet); Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris (A. Fontanet); Hôpital Avicenne, Bobigny, France (O. Bouchaud, R. Durand); Hôpital Cochin, Paris (T. Ancelle)

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Table 3

Distribution of Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases and severe cases by calendar year, France, 1996–2003*

Year P. falciparum malaria cases No. (%) severe cases Deaths CFR for all cases, % CFR for severe cases, %
1996 1,804 96 (5.3) 8 0.4 8.3
1997 2,057 94 (4.5) 10 0.5 11.0
1998 2,459 115 (4.7) 9 0.3 7.8
1999 3,385 118 (3.5) 9 0.2 7.6
2000† 3,355 84 (2.5) 12 0.3 14.3
2001 3,035 90 (3.0) 13 0.4 14.4
2002 2,919 105 (3.6) 15 0.5 14.3
2003 2,874 130 (4.5) 20 0.7 15.3
Total 21,888 832 (3.8) 96 0.4 11.3

*CFR, case-fatality rate.
†Year World Health Organization revised definition for severe P. falciparum malaria.

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1Additional members of the French National Reference Center for Imported Malaria Study Group who contributed data are listed in the Technical Appendix.

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