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Acute Diarrheas among French Soldiers in Djibouti

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  • 1 Service de Pathologie Digestive
  • | 2 Hôpital d'Instruction des Armées Laveran
  • | 3 Marseille Cedex 13, France
  • | 4 E-mail: thierrycoton@msn.com
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Dear Sir:

I read with great interest the article published by Ollivier and others1 about gastrointestinal illnesses among French Forces deployed to Djibouti. It offers a panorama of infectious diarrheas occurring in French soldiers deployed in this East African country and points out the high incidence rate of these affections even compared with Western Africa.

I worked in the Medicine Unit of the French military hospital in Djibouti between 2005 and 2007. Infectious diarrheas is a sanitary problem among military communities, especially in Djibouti, as stated in this article.1 I also agree with their results on

Dear Sir:

I read with great interest the article published by Ollivier and others1 about gastrointestinal illnesses among French Forces deployed to Djibouti. It offers a panorama of infectious diarrheas occurring in French soldiers deployed in this East African country and points out the high incidence rate of these affections even compared with Western Africa.

I worked in the Medicine Unit of the French military hospital in Djibouti between 2005 and 2007. Infectious diarrheas is a sanitary problem among military communities, especially in Djibouti, as stated in this article.1 I also agree with their results on

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