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  1. Dengue among united nations Mission in Haiti personnel, 1995 : Implications for preventive medicine.

    Article - En anglais

    The incidence of dengue infections has been increasing in the Caribbean, and cases have been identified among successive deployments of multinational peacekeepers to Haiti (1994-1997).

    In the absence of an effective vaccine or chemoprophylaxis to prevent dengue fever, vector-control operations and use of personal protection measures to prevent arthropod bites are the most effective means of limiting disease transmission.

    During our 5-month deployment as part of the United Nations Mission in Haiti, 79 cases of recent dengue fever were identified among 249 patients (32%) presenting with febrile illness to the 86th Combat Support Hospital.

    Further investigation revealed low unit readiness to perform standard vector-control activities and poor individual adherence to measures to prevent arthropod bites.

    Command enforcement of existing field preventive medicine doctrine is essential to prevent casualties caused by dengue, other arthropod-borne infections, and nuisance arthropod bites during military deployments.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Dengue, Arbovirose, Virose, Infection, Haiti, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Militaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Incidence, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dengue, Arbovirus disease, Viral disease, Infection, Haiti, West Indies, Central America, America, Military, United States, North America, Incidence, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0239408

    Code Inist : 002B05C02I1A. Création : 16/11/1999.