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Volume 13, Number 4—April 2007

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Cryptosporidiosis Decline after Regulation, England and Wales, 1989–2005

Iain R. Lake*Comments to Author , Gordon Nichols†, Graham Bentham*, Florence C.D. Harrison*, Paul R. Hunter*, and R. Sari Kovats‡
Author affiliations: *University of East Anglia, Norwich, England; †Health Protection Agency, London, England; ‡London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England;

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Predicted and observed cryptosporidiosis England and Wales, 2000 to mid-2005

Period Predicted cases 95% Confidence interval Observed cases Predicted minus observed Reported travel-associated cases
First half of year
(weeks 1–26)
2000
2,431
2,161–2,699
1,890
541
85
2001
2,510
2,242–2,776
925
1,585
54
2002
2,200
1,932–2,467
1,103
1,097
47
2003
2,107
1,840–2,373
1,150
957
41
2004
2,159
1,892–2,425
1,316
843
42
2005
2,021
1,744–2,297
931
1,090
30
Second half of year
(weeks 27–52) 2000
2,438
2,140–2,734
3,477
−1,039
322
2001
2,927
2,627–3,226
2,461
466
194
2002
2,294
1,996–2,591
1,795
499
65
2003
2,713
241–3,010
4,287
−1,574
366
2004 2,552 2,241–2,863 2,198 354 69

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