An Outbreak of Plasmodium vivax Malaria among US Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan. Sandra LaFon, MD, MPH&TM Stephanie Scoville, DrPH. Outline. Background Outbreak investigation methods Results Epidemiologic Clinical Primaquine intervention Conclusions.
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An Outbreak of Plasmodium vivax Malaria among US Soldiers Returning from Afghanistan
Sandra LaFon, MD, MPH&TM
Stephanie Scoville, DrPH
*Kotwal et al. An Outbreak of Malaria in US Army Rangers Returning From
Afghanistan. JAMA, January 12, 2005; 212-216.
EID Vol. 12, No. 10, Oct 2006
*Reported in June 2006 by LTC Gavrilis, Preventive Medicine, Officer in Charge
OR=odds ratio; CI=confidence interval; Ref=referent category
*seven reported taking mefloquine instead of doxycycline
*No more than two missing responses for each variable
*one missing response
*three missing responses
Missing responses for each question in parentheses:
1 (3); 2 (13); 3 (5); 4 (9); 5 (6)
*one was on R&R leave at time of diagnosis
*Hill et al. Primaquine: report from CDC expert meeting on malaria
chemoprophylaxis I. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Sep;75:402-15.
Number of cases