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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 9

Comparison of conjunctivitis and serologic result case definitions for risk for infection with avian influenza A (H7N7) with different level of respirator and safety glass use, the Netherlands, 2003*

Use of respirator Use of safety glasses Risk† with conjunctivitis used as case definition (95% CI) Risk† with serology used as case definition (95% CI)
Always Always 0.051 (0.012–0.127) 0.338 (0.181–0.534)
Sometimes 0.063 (0.017–0.144) 0.274 (0.125–0.471)

Not used
0.115 (0.050–0.210)
0.494 (0.320–0.672)
Sometimes Always
Sometimes 0.050 (0.015–0.114) 0.222 (0.108–0.380)

Not used
0.082 (0.027–0.173)
0.233 (0.118–0.383)
Not used
Not used
0.121 (0.039–0.261)
1 (0.463–1)
Unknown Unknown 0.088 (0.035–0.171) 0.48 (0.296–0.676)

*CI, confidence interval; –, no data because no persons in this group sometimes used a respirator and always used safety glasses.
†Probability of infection per visit.

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