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Volume 17, Number 5—May 2011

CME ACTIVITY - Research

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 4

Distribution of imported Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases by country of acquisition, France, 1996–2003

Country P. falciparum malaria cases No. (%) severe cases
Comoros 2,017 28 (1.4)
Cameroon 2,707 76 (2.8)
Congo 885 25 (2.8)
Guinea 823 24 (2.9)
Central African Republic 728 25 (3.4)
Côte d’Ivoire 4,623 160 (3.5)
Togo 604 21 (3.5)
Ghana 194 7 (3.6)
Benin 1,012 39 (3.8)
Mali 2,124 83 (3.9)
Gabon 671 32 (4.8)
Senegal 2,234 108 (4.8)
Mauritania 96 5 (5.2)
Burkina Faso 740 41 (5.5)
Madagascar 432 34 (7.8)
Niger 152 12 (7.9)
Tanzania 38 4 (10.5)
Guinea-Bissau 50 6 (12)
Nigeria 123 15 (12.2)
Mozambique 29 4 (13.8)
Kenya 101 16 (15.8)
Equatorial Guinea 31 5 16.1)
Djibouti 12 2 (16.7)
Cape Verde 4 1 (25)
Other
1,458
59 (4.1)
Total 21,888 832 (3.8)

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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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