Volume 11, Number 4—April 2005
Reemergence of Canine Echinococcus granulosus Infection, Wales
|Risk factor||No. positive/negative for coproantigen† (N =1,164)
||OR||95% CI||p value|
|Farmer slaughters sheep||11/54||83/1,016||2.49||1.26–4.95||0.007|
|Stock euthanized because of FMD||20/255||74/815||0.86||0.52–1.44||0.576|
|Dog free roaming||69/504||22/519‡||3.23||1.97–5.3||<0.0001|
|No disease knowledge||24/230||70/840||1.25||0.77–2.04||0.364|
|Dosing interval every 4–6 mo||63/554||18/434§||2.7||1.6–4.7||<0.0001|
|Dosing interval >6 mo||13/81||18/434§||3.87||1.83–8.21||<0.0001|
|Dog sex (male)||43/543||50/526||0.83||0.55–1.27||0.4|
|Age of dog <5 y||63/602||30/467||1.63||1.04–2.56||0.033|
|Food: scraps or offal||18/122||76/947¶||1.84||1.06–3.18||0.027|
*Sampled in Powys and Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom, July–November 2002. ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; FMD, foot and mouth disease.
†By enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
‡Dog chained up.
§Dosing <4 months.
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