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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009

Research

Hepatitis E Outbreak on Cruise Ship

Bengü SaidComments to Author , Samreen Ijaz, George Kafatos, Linda Booth, H. Lucy Thomas, Amanda Walsh, Mary E. Ramsay, Dilys Morgan, and on behalf of the Hepatitis E Incident Investigation Team1
Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, UK (B. Said, S. Ijaz, G. Kafatos, A. Walsh, M. Ramsay, D. Morgan); Hampshire and Isle of Wight Health Protection Unit, Whitely, UK (L. Booth); North West London Health Protection Unit, London (H.L. Thomas)

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Table 3

Multivariable analysis model of probability of having recent acute HEV infection, world cruise ship, 2008*

Exposure (n = 490) OR Profile likelihood, 95% CI p value
Gender
F 1.00 Baseline
M
2.38
1.07–5.68
0.033
Age group
<70 1.00 Baseline
>70
0.96
0.97–1.08
0.384
Medication taken
No 1.00 Baseline
Yes
1.65
0.68–4.62
0.282
Any past or present alcohol consumption
No 1.00 Baseline
Yes

Not estimable
0.033
Shellfish consumed on board
No 1.00 Baseline
Yes 4.27 1.23–26.94 0.019

*HEV, hepatitis E virus; OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.

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1Other members of the Hepatitis E Incident Investigation Team: Helen Harris, Rosie Zambra, Richard Tedder, Ariane Halm, John Woodhouse, Annette Wood, Autilia Newton, Deborah Wilson, Erika Duffell, Grainne Nixon, Keith Neal, Susan Bennett, Sultan Salimee, Torbjorn Sundkvist, Sandra Johnson, Debbie Harmer, Ashesh Modi, Valerie Decraene, Alison Smith Palmer, John Cowden, Robert Smith, Meirion Evans, Catherine Mitten, Faustina Montsho-Hammond, Peter Sheridan, and Charles Irish.

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