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Volume 25, Number 10—October 2019

Sporotrichosis in the Highlands of Madagascar, 2013–20171

Tahinamandranto Rasamoelina, Danièle Maubon, Onivola Raharolahy, Harinjara Razanakoto, Njary Rakotozandrindrainy, Fetra Angelot Rakotomalala, Sébastien Bailly, Fandresena Sendrasoa, Irina Ranaivo, Malalaniaina Andrianarison, Benja Rakotonirina, Abel Andriantsimahavandy, Fahafahantsoa Rapelanoro Rabenja, Mala Rakoto Andrianarivelo, Lala Soavina Ramarozatovo, and Muriel CornetComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centre d’Infectiologie Charles Mérieux, Université d’Antananarivo, Antananarivo, Madagascar (T. Rasamoelina, F.A. Rakotomalala, M.R. Andrianarivelo); University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France (D. Maubon, S. Bailly, M. Cornet); Unité de Soins de Formation et de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo (O. Raharolahy, H. Razanakoto, F. Sendrasoa, I. Ranaivo, M. Andrianarison, F.R. Rabenja, L.S. Ramarozatovo); Unité Para-clinique de Formation et de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Joseph Ravoahangy, Antananarivo (N. Rakotozandrindrainya); Université d’Antananarivo, Antananarivo (B. Rakotonirina, A. Andriantsimahavandy); Pavillon Spécial A Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Befelatanana, Antananarivo (L.S. Ramarozatovo)

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Table 3

Prevalence of sporotrichosis in Madagascar, March 2013–June 2017

Region Mean no. inhabitants/y* No. cases, 2013–2017 Mean no. cases/y Annual prevalence/100,000 inhabitants (95% CI)
North and North-Central: Analanjirofo, Sava, Sofia
Highlands 7,448,855 62 15.5 0.21 (0.2097–0.2103)
Analamanga 3,534,578 38 9.5 0.27 (0.2695–0.2705)
Amoron’i Mania 754,695 8 2.0 0.25 (0.2490–0.2510)
Bongolava 482,742 3 0.8 0.16 (0.1590–0.1610)
Itasy 773,490 6 1.5 0.17 (0.1692–0.1708)
0.09 (0.0896–0.0904)
West: Melaky, Menabe, Boeny
East and Southeast 3,527,693 1 1.3 0.04 (0.0398–0.0402)
Alaotra Mangoro 1,084,092 0 0 0
Atsinanana 948,560 1 1.3 0.13 (0.1293–0.1307)
Vatovavy Fitovinany
South and Southwest: Androy, Anosy, Atsimo Andrefana, Ihorombe 3,203,165 0 0 0

*Mean over the period was calculated from the last figures available in 2013 adjusted for the subsequent years with a growth of 2.7% per year (World Bank estimates of the demographic growth in Madagascar,

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 20th ISHAM Conference; June 29–July 5, 2018; Amsterdam, the Netherlands (abstract no. S1.4d).

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