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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

Dispatch

Probable Dengue Virus Infection Among Italian Troops, East Timor, 1999–2000

Mario Stefano Peragallo*Comments to Author , Loredana Nicoletti†, Florigio Lista*, Raffaele D’Amelio‡, and for The East Timor Dengue Study Group
Author affiliations: *Centro Studi e Ricerche Sanità e Veterinaria Esercito, Rome, Italy; †Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy; ‡Stato Maggiore della Difesa and Università “La Sapienza,” Seconda Facoltà di Medicina, Rome, Italy

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Table 1

Characteristics of Italian military personnel, East Timor, 1999–2000

Feature Army Navy Air Force Total
No. participants 241 266 88 595
Mean age (years ± sd) 27 ± 7 28 ± 7 35 ± 7
Time of deployment 22/Sep/99–16/Feb/00 21/Oct/99–19/Feb/00 19/Sep/99–17/Feb/00
Mean duration of deployment (days ± sd) 100 ± 25 109 ± 14 41 ± 23
Person months 803 968 102 1,873
Presence in East Timor for ≥90 days (no. soldiers) 241 0 0 241
Episodical presence in East Timor (no. soldiers) 0 266 88 354

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1The East Timor Dengue Study Group: Roberto Biselli, Glauco Calì, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Maria Grazia Ciufolini, Raffaele D’Amelio, Paolo Di Zenzo, Giovanni Fascia, Cristiano Fiorentini, Alberto Germani, Michele Giattino, Giuseppe Ippolito, Florigio Lista, Fabio Magurano, Antonella Marchi, Loredana Nicoletti, Mario Stefano Peragallo, Alessandro Polidori, Giuseppe Sarnicola, and Antonio Stella.

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