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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

Research

Occupational Risks during a Monkeypox Outbreak, Wisconsin, 2003

Donita R. Croft*1Comments to Author , Mark J. Sotir*†, Carl J. Williams*2, James J. Kazmierczak*, Mark V. Wegner*, Darren Rausch‡, Mary Beth Graham§, Seth L. Foldy§¶, Mat Wolters¶, Inger K. Damon†, Kevin L. Karem†, and Jeffrey P. Davis*
Author affiliations: *Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Waukesha County Health Department, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA; §Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; ¶City of Milwaukee Health Department, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of veterinary facility cohort members during outbreak of monkeypox virus infections, Wisconsin, 2003

Demographic variable*All cohort members 
(n = 74), no. (%)Serosurvey participants only 
(n = 44), no. (%)Cohort case-patients only 
(n = 17), no. (%)
Sex
Female56 (76)34 (77)13 (76)
Male18 (24)10 (23)4 (24)
Race
White73 (99)44 (100)17 (100)
Unknown1 (1)00
Ethnicity
Not Hispanic67 (90)40 (91)16 (94)
Hispanic6 (8)4 (9)1 (6)
Unknown1 (1)00
Job title
Veterinarian12 (23)9 (20)6 (35)
Veterinary technician18 (24)14 (32)6 (35)
Veterinary assistant18 (24)11 (25)5 (29)
Receptionist14 (19)6 (14)0)
Clinic manager4 (5)4 (9)0
Other†3 (4)00
No. employees
Facility 1 (n = 4)4 (5)3 (7)1 (6)
Facility 2 (n = 3)3 (4)3 (7)2 (12)
Facility 3 (n = 15)14 (19)5 (11)1 (6)
Facility 4 (n = 59)53 (72)33 (75)13 (76)

*Ages, median (range), y: all cohort members, 31 (17–57); serosurvey participants, 31 (20–57); cohort case-patients, 31 (23–47).
†Custodial and information services staff.

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1Current affiliation: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

2Current affiliation: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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