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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007


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 2

Medical data for veterinary facility cohort members during outbreak of monkeypox virus infections, by case status, Wisconsin, 2003*

Medical history
Vaccinia vaccination7/17 (41)23/57 (40)0.95§1.00.4–2.4
Atopic dermatitis1/17 (6)4/57 (7)–5.2
Seasonal allergies7/17 (41)21/57 (37)0.75§1.20.5–2.7
Open sores at time of prairie dog visit5/17 (29)9/57 (16)–4.3
Upper respiratory infection at time of prairie
dog visit3/17 (18)3/57 (5)–6.1
Antihistamine use at time of prairie dog visit4/17 (24)3/57 (5)–6.6

*RR, relative risk; CI, confidence interval; UND, undeterminable; NA, not accurate.
†Denominators vary according to total no. persons with work roles appropriate to the exposure; e.g., a receptionist would not be expected to administer subcutaneous fluids.
‡Fisher exact 2-tail test unless otherwise indicated.
§Mantel-Haenszel test.

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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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