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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

Dispatch

Underreporting of Human Alveolar Echinococcosis, Germany

Pernille Jorgensen*Comments to Author , Matthias an der Heiden*, Petra Kern†, Irene Schöneberg*, Gérard Krause*, and Katharina Alpers*
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany; †European Echinococcosis Registry, Ulm, Germany;

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Table 1

Main characteristics of human alveolar echinococcosis case-patients by source, Germany, 2003–2005*

Characteristic RKI (n = 60) EER (n = 59) PAS (n = 25)
Median age, y (range) 52 (15–92) 53 (17–81) 52 (18–81)
Female sex, no. (%) 32 (53) 29 (49) 14 (56)
Residence south Germany, no. (%)† 35 (76)‡ 46 (77) 10 (53)§

*RKI, Robert Koch Institute; EER, European Echinococcosis Registry; PAS, pathologists’ survey. Data as of March 2007.
†Case-patients for whom the 3 first digits of the residential postal code was >600.
‡Data available for 46 case-patients.
§Data available for 19 case-patients.

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