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Volume 15, Number 1—January 2009

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Personal Protective Equipment and Risk for Avian Influenza (H7N3)

Oliver Morgan1Comments to Author , Mirjam Kuhne, Pat Nair, Neville Q. Verlander, Richard Preece, Marianne McDougal, Maria Zambon, and Mark Reacher
Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency, Cambridge, UK (O. Morgan, P. Nair, M. Reacher); Health Protection Agency, London, UK (M. Kuhne, N.Q. Verlander, M. Zambon); Atos Origin, London (R. Preece); Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, London (M. McDougal)

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Table 2

Multivariable analysis of factors associated with possible or confirmed cases*

Factor Odds ratio 95% CI p value
Defra employee
No 1.00
Yes
2.07
0.72–5.94
0.17
Working on an infected premise
No 1.00
Yes
7.53
0.68–83.41
0.064
Potential exposure level
Low 1.00
High
0.26
0.02–2.75
0.22
Use of personal protective equipment
Complete 1.00
Incomplete
3.26
1.22–8.73
0.015
Use of oseltamivir relative to first potential exposure
Before 1.00
On the same day 2.19 0.84–5.71 0.27
After 1.33 0.29–6.09

*Based on 96 questionnaires with complete information. CI, confidence interval; Defra, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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1Current affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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