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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 8

Comparison of conjunctivitis and serologic result case definitions for number of infections and use of respirators and safety glasses during avian influenza A (H7N7) epidemic, the Netherlands, 2003*

Use of respirator
Use of safety glasses
Conjunctivitis

Serology
Persons†
Visits‡
Persons
Visits
Always Always 3/28 5/60 11/19 30/44
Sometimes 7/25 16/76 12/19 38/53

Not used
7/38
14/65

19/27
32/45
Sometimes Always
Sometimes 4/25 13/84 10/18 40/62

Not used
5/28
12/62

10/22
19/45
Not used
Not used
4/14
6/34

4/4
8/8
Unknown Unknown 6/35 13/72 15/22 32/43

*Data resulted from a survey conducted among poultry workers after the epidemic. Totals of respirator and safety glasses use can be derived by adding up the separate groups. –, no data in this group.
†No. infected persons/total no. persons.
‡No. visits by infected persons/total no. visits.

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