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Volume 16, Number 10—October 2010

Research

Effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment and Oseltamivir Prophylaxis during Avian Influenza A (H7N7) Epidemic, the Netherlands, 2003

Dennis E. te BeestComments to Author , Michiel van Boven, Marian E.H. Bos, Arjan Stegeman, and Marion P.G. Koopmans
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands (D.E. te Beest, M.E.H. Bos, A. Stegeman); National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (D.E. te Beest, M. van Boven, M.P.G. Koopmans)

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Table 3

Number of infections and use of respirator and safety glasses during avian influenza A (H7N7) epidemic, on the basis of combined conjunctivitis and serology-based case definition, the Netherlands, 2003*

Respirator used Safety glasses used No. persons
No. visits
Infected Total By infected persons Total
Always Always 1 19 3 44
Sometimes 5 19 13 53

Not used
4
27

8
45
Sometimes Always
Sometimes 3 17 11 58

Not used
2
22

3
45
Not used
Not used
3
4

4
8
Unknown Unknown 1 22 1 43

*Data resulted from a survey conducted among poultry workers after the epidemic. –, no data in this group.

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