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Volume 9, Number 12—December 2003

Dispatch

Scrub Typhus Reemergence in the Maldives

Michael D. Lewis*Comments to Author , Abdul Azeez Yousuf†, Kriangkrai Lerdthusnee*, Ahmed Razee‡, Kirkvitch Chandranoi*, and James W. Jones*
Author affiliations: *Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand; †Ministry of Health, Malé, Republic of Maldives; ‡Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Malé, Republic of Maldives

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Table 1

Total cases, laboratory-confirmed cases, and deaths in the Maldives by atolla and island (listed from north to south) from May 28, 2002, to April 27, 2003b

Atoll Island Total cases Laboratory-confirmed casesb Deaths
Haa Alifu
Thakandhoo
1
0
0

Filladhoo
1
1
1

Naivaadhoo
1
0
0

Baarah
1
0
0


4
1
1
Haa Dhaalu
Hanimaadhoo
1
0
0

Nolhivaranfaru
1
0
0

Kurinbi
1
0
0

Vaikaradhoo
2
0
1


5
0
1
Shaviyani
Kanditheem
2
1
1

Noomaraa
1
0
0

Maroshi
1
0
0


4
1
1
Raa
Alifushi
1
0
0

Rasgetheem
2
0
1

Inguraidhoo
10
0
1

Kinolhas
1
0
0


14
0
2
Baa
Thulhaadhoo
2
0
0
Kaafu
Malé
4
0
0
North Alifu
Rasdhoo
3
0
0

Ukulhas
2
2
0

Feridhoo
4
1
1


9
3
1
South Alifu
Himendhoo
1
0
0
Dhaalu
Rinbudhoo
2
1
0

Gemendhoo
1
1
0


3
2
0
Thaa
Vilufushi
1
0
0

Dhiyamigili
1
0
0

Guraidhoo
2
0
0


4
0
0
Laamu
Isdhoo
1
0
0

Gan
1
0
0

Kadhdhoo
2
0
0


4
0
0
Gaafu Alifu
Viningili
4
0
0

Koodhoo
1
0
0

Dhaandhoo
6
1
0

Maamendhoo
1
0
0

Nilandhoo
3
0
0

Gemanafushi
4
1
1

Kanduhulhudhoo
2
0
0


21
2
1
Gaafu Dhaalu
Thinadhoo
4
3
0

Maathadaa
4
0
0

Gadhdhoo
57
12
3

Vaadhoo
2
1
0

Fiyoaree
4
0
0

Fares
5
0
0


76
16
3
Gnaviyani
Fuvahmulah
9
0
0
Seenu (Addu)
Hithadhoo (Gan)
5
0
0

Hulhudhoo
1
0
0

Feydhoo
2
0
0


8
0
0





Total 168 38 10

aNumbers in bold indicate atoll totals.
bConfirmed either at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medicine (see Table 2) or by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Malé.

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