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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Research

Effect of Regulation and Education on Reptile-associated Salmonellosis

Birgitta de Jong*†Comments to Author , Yvonne Andersson*, and Karl Ekdahl*†
Author affiliations: *Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden; †Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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Table 2

Reptile-associated salmonellosis and its proportion of all salmonellosis cases by study period, Sweden, 1990–2000*†

Study period Incidence per 100,000 (no.) 
of all salmonellosis Incidence per 100,000 (no.) 
of RAS cases Proportion (%) 
RAS (95% CI) p value
Period 1 (1990–1994) 12.74 (4,405) 0.15 (52) 1.2 (0.9–1.5) <0.001
Period 2 (1995) 6.32 (558) 0.28 (25) 4.5 (2.9–6.5) Reference
Period 3 (1996–1997) 6.78 (1,199) 0.79 (139) 11.6 (9.9–13.5) <0.001
Period 4 (1998–2000) 7.70 (2,046) 0.46 (123) 6.0 (5.1–7.1) NS

*Figures only include patients infected in Sweden.
†RAS, reptile-associated salmonellosis; CI, confidence interval; NS, not significant.

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