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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

Historical Review

Dengue and US Military Operations from Spanish–American War through Today

Robert V. GibbonsComments to Author , Matthew Streitz, Tatyana Babina, and Jessica R. Fried
Author affiliations: Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Science, Bangkok, Thailand (R.V. Gibbons); Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (M. Streitz, T. Babina); Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok (J.R. Fried)

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Table 2

Dengue in US service members during the Vietnam War

Location or source of samples* Dates Dengue cases among fevers of unknown origin, % Total no. fevers of unknown origin Reference
Ubol, Thailand 1964 May–Aug 77–80 69* (5)
Vietnam
93rd Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh 1966 Apr–Aug 28 110 (32)
8th Field Hospital, Nha Trang 1967 Oct–Feb 11 94 (33)
Dong Tam, Mekong Delta 1967 Jun–Dec 3 87 (34,35)
I Corps 1967 Feb–Sep 3 295 (35)
12th US Air Force Hospital 1968 Jul–Jun 5 306 (35,36)
12th US Air Force Hospital 1969 10 1,256 (35,36)

*Attack rate in this study was 16%–19%.

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