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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

Letter

Dengue Surveillance among French Military in Africa

Franck de Laval, Sébastien Plumet, Fabrice Simon, Xavier Deparis, and Isabelle Leparc-GoffartComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Epidemiologic and Public Health Military Center, Marseille, France (F. de Laval, X. Deparis); French Army Forces Biomedical Institute, Marseille (S. Plumet, I. Leparc-Goffart); Laveran Military Hospital, Marseille (F. Simon)

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Table

Countries in Africa with evidence of dengue virus transmission among French Armed Forces, 1998–2010

Country and year No. cases Testing method Infection status Dengue virus serotype
Cameroon, 2010 1 PCR Confirmed 1
Cape Verde, 2010 5 Culture Confirmed 3
Central African Republic, 1995 1 Serology Probable Unknown
Chad, 1998–2001, 2003, 2006, 2009–2010 28 Serology Probable Unknown
Comoros
2010 1 PCR, culture Confirmed 1
2010 2 PCR Confirmed 3
Côte d’Ivoire
1999 1 Culture Confirmed 1
2000, 2004–2007 11 Serology Probable Unknown
2010 1 PCR Confirmed 3
Djibouti
1998 4 Culture Confirmed 1
1998 24 Serology Probable Unknown
2000 2 Culture Confirmed 1
2000 4 Serology Probable Unknown
2001–2005 123 Serology Probable Unknown
2005 1 PCR Confirmed ND
2006 4 Serology Probable Unknown
2008 2 Serology Probable Unknown
Gabon
1998, 2006–2008 22 Serology Probable Unknown
2010 1 PCR Confirmed 1
Mayotte, 2009 1 Culture Confirmed 1
Senegal, 2009 1 PCR confirmed 3
Somalia, 1999 1 culture confirmed 2

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