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Volume 22, Number 5—May 2016

Malaria Hyperendemicity and Risk for Artemisinin Resistance among Illegal Gold Miners, French Guiana

Vincent Pommier de Santi, Félix Djossou, Nicolas Barthes, Hervé Bogreau, Georges Hyvert, Christophe Nguyen, Stéphane Pelleau, Eric Legrand, Lise Musset, Antoine Adenis, and Sébastien BriolantComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Military Center for Epidemiology and Public Health, Marseille, France (V. Pommier de Santi); Direction Interarmées du Service de Santé en Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana (V. Pommier de Santi, F. Djossou, N. Barthes, H. Bogreau, G. Hyvert, C. Nguyen, S. Briolant); Andrée Rosemon Hospital, Cayenne (F. Djossou, M. Nacher); Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France (H. Bogreau, C. Nguyen, S. Briolant); Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne (H. Bogreau, C. Nguyen, S. Pelleau, E. Legrand, L. Musset, S. Briolant); World Health Organization Collaborative Center for Surveillance of Antimalarial Drug Resistance, National Resistance Center of Malaria, Cayenne (S. Pelleau, E. Legrand, L. Musset); Institut Pasteur, Genetic and Genomics of Insects Vectors, Paris (E. Legrand); Centre d'Investigation Clinique INSERM 1424 and EA3593 Université de Guyane, Cayenne (M. Nacher)

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Table 1

Malaria and fever episodes reported by illegal gold miners, French Guiana, 2013–2014*

Episodes No. (%) patients, N = 205
Malaria episode
No 84 (41.0)
Yes 121 (59.0)
No. episodes
1 27 (22.3)
2–4 48 (39.7)
>4 45 (37.2)
1 (0.8)
Fever episode
No 46 (22.4)
Yes 156 (76.1)
NA 3 (1.5)
No. episodes
1 23 (14.8)
2–4 74 (47.4)
>4 57 (36.5)
NA 2 (1.3)

*NA, no answer.

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