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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

Dispatch

Malaria Clusters among Illegal Chinese Immigrants to Europe through Africa

Zeno Bisoffi*Comments to Author , Alberto Matteelli†, Donatella Aquilini‡, Giovanni Guaraldi§, Giacomo Magnani¶, Giovanna Orlando#, Giovanni Gaiera**, Tomas Jelinek††, and Ron H. Behrens‡‡
Author affiliations: *Ospedale S. Cuore, Negrar, Verona, Italy; †Università di Brescia, Brescia, Italy; ‡Ospedale di Prato, Prato, Italy; §Università di Modena, Modena, Italy; ¶Ospedale di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy; #Ospedale Sacco, Milano, Italy; **Ospedale S. Raffaele, Milano, Italy; ††Institute of Tropical Medicine, Berlin, Germany; ‡‡London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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Characteristics of 17 cases of malaria in illegal Chinese immigrants, Italy

Case Sex, agea Date first seen by physician Country of transit Time spent in country of transit Mode of travel Mode of travel to Europe Plasmodium species Clinical outcome
1
M, 21
11/05/02
Côte d’Ivoire
8 mo
Air
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
2
M, 24
11/11/02
“Africa”
3 mo
Unknown
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
3
F, 20
11/12/02
Côte d’Ivoire
22 d
Road/sea
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
4
M, 22
11/15/02
Côte d’Ivoire
1 mo
Air
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
5
M, 24
11/16/02
Côte d’Ivoire
14 d
Road/sea
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
6
M, 28
01/09/03
Côte d’Ivoire
2 mo
Unknown
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
7
F, 20
01/13/03
Côte d’Ivoire
Few days
Unknown
Air
P. falciparum
Died
8
M, 21
02/01/03
Côte d’Ivoire
Unknown
Unknown
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
9
F, 32
02/02/03
Congo
Unknown
Unknown
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
10
M, 22
02/03/03
Côte d’Ivoire
6 mo
Air
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
11
M, 19
02/08/03
Côte d’Ivoire
Unknown
Unknown
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
12
M, 34
02/13/03
Congo
2 mo
Road/sea
Air
P. falciparum and P. malariae
Recovered
13
F, 24
02/13/03
Côte d’Ivoire
50 d
Air
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
14
M, 40
02/22/03
Côte d’Ivoire
Unknown
Road/sea
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
15
M, 22
02/24/03
Côte d’Ivoire
2 mo
Road/sea
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
16
M, 28
03/01/03
“Africa”
Unknown
Unknown
Air
P. falciparum
Recovered
17 M, 23 03/15/03 Côte d’Ivoire 50 d Road/sea Air P. malariae Recovered

aM, male; F, female.

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