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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 2

Clinical and serologic findings of recent dengue infection among Italian troops

Clinical assessment Serologic findings of recent dengue infectiona
No. supportive
(%) No. not supportive
(%) Total
no. (%)
Undetermined febrile illnessa
6 (22.2)
49 (22.9)
55 (22.8)
Suspected dengueb
16 (59.3)
14 (6.5)
30 (12.4)
Asymptomatic
5 (18.5)
151 (70.6)
156 (64.7)
Total 27 (100) 214 (100) 241 (100)

aAll military personnel with supportive serologic findings belonged to the army contingent (N=241). Probable dengue cases are represented by the 16 soldiers with clinical manifestations compatible with DF (suspected dengue) and serologic findings supportive of a recent dengue infection.
bCases are defined in the section “Materials and Methods.”

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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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