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Volume 15, Number 6—June 2009

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Increasing Incidence of Zoonotic Visceral Leishmaniasis on Crete, Greece

Maria Antoniou, Ippokratis Messaritakis, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Ioanna Ascoksilaki, Nikos Kanavakis, Andrew J. Sutton, Connor Carson, and Orin CourtenayComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece (M. Antoniou, I. Messaritakis, V. Christodoulou); Veterinary Laboratory of Heraklion, Heraklion (I. Ascoksilai); Veterinary Services, Sitia, Greece (N. Kanavakis); University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (A.J. Sutton, C. Carson, O. Courtenay)

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Table 1

Variation in incidence over time estimated from cross-sectional data for 1,205 dogs with accompanying demographic records, Crete, Greece, 1990–2006*

Period Model 1
Model 2
No. dogs
Incidence/mo 95% CI Loss of infection/mo 95% CI Incidence/mo 95% CI
1999–2000 0.016 0.0107–0.0206 0.045 0.0260–0.0645 0.015 0.0093–0.0213 237
2001–2002 0.029 0.0114–0.0455 0.071 0.0201–0.1211 0.023 0.0166–0.0298 219
2003–2004 0.030 0.0216–0.0381 0.049 0.0320–0.0667 0.029 0.0221–0.0367 401
2005–2006 0.059 0.0233–0.0946 0.106 0.0383–0.17430 0.032 0.0205–0.0477 348

*Only model 1 is designed to estimate loss of infection (serorecovery). CI, confidence interval. A full description of these models is available in the Technical Appendix.

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