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Volume 19, Number 8—August 2013

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Travel-associated Diseases, Indian Ocean Islands, 1997–2010

Hélène SaviniComments to Author , Philippe Gautret, Jean Gaudart, Vanessa Field, Francesco Castelli, Rogelio López-Vélez, Poh Lian Lim, Marc Shaw, Frank von Sonnenburg, Louis Loutan, Fabrice Simon, and for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
Author affiliations: Laveran Military Teaching Hospital, Marseille, France (H. Savini, F. Simon); University Hospital Institute Méditerranée Infection, Marseille (P. Gautret); Aix Marseille University, Marseille (J. Gaudart); University College London, London, UK (J. Gaudart); InterHealth, London (V. Field); National Travel Health Network and Centre, London (V. Field); University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy (F. Castelli); Ramón y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain (R. López-Vélez); Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (P.L. Lim); Worldwise Travellers Health Center, Auckland, New Zealand (M. Shaw); Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany (F. von Sonnenburg); Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland (L. Loutan); University of Geneva, Geneva (L. Loutan)

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Figure 1

Relative proportion of different diagnoses among 1,415 ill travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands, 1997–2010. The numbers are shown for each diagnosis for all ill travelers returning from each island. Some patients had >1 diagnosis. Malaria: Plasmodium falciparum infection (341 cases, including 12 severe cases), P. vivax infection (24), P. ovale infection (11), P. malariae infection (10). Acute diarrheal infections: campylobacteriosis (12), salmonellosis (6), shigellosis (5). Parasitic

Figure 1. . Relative proportion of different diagnoses among 1,415 ill travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands, 1997–2010. The numbers are shown for each diagnosis for all ill travelers returning from each island. Some patients had >1 diagnosis. Malaria: Plasmodium falciparum infection (341 cases, including 12 severe cases), P. vivax infection (24), P. ovale infection (11), P. malariae infection (10). Acute diarrheal infections: campylobacteriosis (12), salmonellosis (6), shigellosis (5). Parasitic infections: gardiasis (33), schistosomiasis (21), strongyloidiasis (13), miyases (13), amoebiasis (9), cutaneous larva migrans (9), trichuriasis (7), ascariasis (5), hookworm infection (5), enterobiasis (2), neurocysticercosis (2), filariasis (1), blastocystosis (1). Respiratory infections: upper respiratory tract infections (26), influenza (6), tuberculosis (4). Arboviral infections: chikungunya (40), dengue (24). Other infections: urinary tract infections (22), leptospirosis (2), rickettsial infections (3), Q fever (1). Among accidental diseases: insect bites (28), rabies postexposure treatments (6), marine envenomization (5).

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1Additional members of the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network who contributed data are listed at the end of this article.

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