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Table 1 Details of Australian infantry deployments to Timor Leste*

From: A retrospective analysis of the protective efficacy of tafenoquine and mefloquine as prophylactic anti-malarials in non-immune individuals during deployment to a malaria-endemic area

Battalion Dates Regions of Timor Leste Battalion strength Months deployed Pf attack rate (%) Monthly/Cumul *** Pv attack rate (%) Monthly/Cumul All malaria attack rate (%) Monthly/Cumul Prophylaxis
2 RAR** Sep 99 through Jan 00 Dili, Bobanaro district 681 4.33 0.31/1.32 2.04/8.81 2.34/10.13 Doxycycline 100 mg q.d
3RARǂ Sep 99 through Jan 00 Dili, Bobanaro district and Oecussi province 634 4.33 0.29/1.26 2.11/9.15 2.59/11.2 Doxycycline 100 mg q.d
5/7RAR Nov 99 through Apr 00 Dili, Bobanaro district 522 6.83 0.11/0.77 0.81/5.56 0.83/6.71 Doxcycline 100 mg q.d
6RAR Apr 00 through Oct 00 Dili, Bobanaro district 619 6.16 0.03/0.16 0.24/1.45 0.26/1.62 Doxycycline 100 mg q.d
1RAR Oct 00 through Apr 01 Dili, Bobanaro district 723 6.00 0.00/0.00 0.18/1.11 0.18/1.11 Tafenoquine 200 mg or Mefloquine 250 mg weekly
4RAR Apr 01 through Oct 01 Dili, Bobanaro district 750 7.00 0.00/0.00 0.08/0.53 0.08/0.53 Mefloquine 250 mg weekly
2RAR Oct 01 through May 02 Dili, Bobanaro district 681 6.83 0.00/0.00 0.11/0.73 0.11/0.73 Mefloquine 250 mg weekly
3RAR Apr 02 through Oct 02 Dili, Bobanaro district 634 7.00 0.02/0.16 0.14/0.95 0.18/1.26 Doxycycline 100 mg q.d
5/7RAR Oct 02 through Dec 02 Dili, Bobanaro district 536 2.57 0.00/0.00 0.28/0.71 0.28/0.71 Doxycycline 100 mg q.d
  1. *Values for dates deployed, battalion strength and period deployed are approximate.
  2. **RAR = Royal Australian Regiment.
  3. ǂBoth 3 RAR and 5/7 RAR soldiers participated in post-exposure prevention studies (Elmes, 2008).
  4. ***Monthly attack rate (%) = (Cases/total person-months) x 100; cumulative attack rate (%) = (cases/strength) x 100.