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Volume 13, Number 11—November 2007

Research

Distribution of Eosinophilic Meningitis Cases Attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis, Hawaii

Natasha S. Hochberg*1Comments to Author , Sarah Y. Park†, Brian G. Blackburn*2, James J. Sejvar*, Kate Gaynor‡, Heath Chung§, Karyn Leniek*, Barbara L. Herwaldt*, and Paul V. Effler†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Hawaii State Department of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; §University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA;

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Figure 2

Incidence rates for cases of eosinophilic meningitis attributed to Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection, by period, Hawaii, January 2001–February 2005 (n = 24). The number over each bar indicates the number of cases during the period. The incidence rates (per 100,000 person-years) for the entire 50-month study period, the 46-month baseline period (January 2001–October 2004), and the 4-month cluster period were 0.5, 0.3, and 2.1, respectively.

Figure 2. Incidence rates for cases of eosinophilic meningitis attributed to Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection, by period, Hawaii, January 2001–February 2005 (n = 24). The number over each bar indicates the number of cases during the period. The incidence rates (per 100,000 person-years) for the entire 50-month study period, the 46-month baseline period (January 2001–October 2004), and the 4-month cluster period were 0.5, 0.3, and 2.1, respectively.

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1Current affiliation: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2Current affiliation: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

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