Malaria outbreak among French army troops returning from the Ivory Coast

J Travel Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;17(5):353-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1708-8305.2010.00437.x.

Abstract

In 2006, a French Army unit reported 39 malaria cases among service persons returning from Ivory Coast. Thirty, including three serious forms, occurred after the return to France. The risk of post-return malaria was higher than the risk in Ivory Coast. Half of the imported cases had stopped post-return chemoprophylaxis early.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antimalarials / therapeutic use
  • Cote d'Ivoire / epidemiology
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Female
  • France / epidemiology
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Malaria / diagnosis*
  • Malaria / drug therapy
  • Malaria / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Military Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
  • Quinine / therapeutic use
  • Travel*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Antimalarials
  • Quinine