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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011
THEME ISSUE
CHOLERA IN HAITI

Dispatch

Multinational Cholera Outbreak after Wedding in the Dominican Republic

Mercedes Laura JiménezComments to Author , Andria Apostolou, Alba Jazmin Palmera Suarez, Luis Meyer, Salvador Hiciano, Anna Newton, Oliver Morgan, Cecilia Then, and Raquel Pimentel
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Field Epidemiology Training Program, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (M.L. Jiménez,); Ministry of Public Health, Santo Domingo (M.L. Jiménez, L. Meyer, S. Hiciano, C. Then, R. Pimentel); New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, New Jersey, USA (A. Apostolou); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. Apostolou, A. Newton); Pan American Health Organization, Santo Domingo (A.J. Palmera Suarez); Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, Decatur, Georgia, USA (A. Newton); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Santo Domingo (O. Morgan)

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Table A1

Association of consumption of specific foods and beverages and cholera case status, Dominican Republic, January 2011*†

Food item consumed No. (%) case-patients ate, n = 42 No. (%) controls ate, n = 62 OR (95% CI) p value
Cooked lobster 18 (43) 21 (34) 1.46 (0.65–3.28) 0.354
Cooked shrimp on ice 25 (60) 9† (15) 8.50 (3.32–21.71) <0.001
Shrimp in vinaigrette 7 (17) 0 NA NA
Shrimp kebab 14 (33) 12 (19) 2.08 (0.85–5.12) 0.110
Langostinos 14 (33) 9 (15) 2.94 (1.13–7.65) 0.027
Cooked langostinos in creamy sauce 9 (21) 10 (16) 1.42 (0.52–3.86) 0.494
Sushi 6 (14) 6 (10) 1.56 (0.47–5.20) 0.473
Seviche 8 (19) 6 (10) 2.20 (0.70–6.87) 0.177
Smoked salmon 4 (10) 5 (8) 1.20 (0.30–4.76) 0.795
Caviar 2 (5) 0 NA NA
Beef empanada 6 (14) 8 (13) 1.13 (0.36–3.52) 0.839
Crab empanada 2 (5) 6 (10) 0.47 (0.09–2.43) 0.366
Pork rib 7 (17) 12 (19) 0.83 (0.30–2.33) 0.728
Serrano ham 5 (12) 5 (8) 1.54 (0.42–5.69) 0.517
Hamburger 3 (7) 9 (14) 0.52 (0.13–2.08) 0.355
Ham sandwich 1 (2) 5 (8) 0.40 (0.03–2.47) 0.251
Tuna salad sandwich 0 3 (5) NA NA
Pate 0 6 (10) NA NA
Vinaigrette 7 (17) 8† (13) 1.33 (0.44–3.98) 0.616
Green beans 1 (2) 7 (11) 0.19 (0.02–1.62) 0.129
Grilled vegetables 2 (5) 7 (11) 0.39 (0.08–1.99) 0.259
Mixed rice and vegetables 1 (2) 12 (19) 0.10 (0.01–0.81) 0.031
Fries 5 (12) 11 (18) 0.63 (0.20–1.96) 0.421
Soda 3 (7) 0† NA NA
Whisky 3 (7) 2† (3) 2.27 (0.36–14.20) 0.381
Water 11 (26) 10† (16) 1.81 (0.69–4.75) 0.229
Ice cubes in beverages 16 (38) 9 (15) 3.62 (1.41–9.29) 0.007
Whisky with ice 2 (5) 0 NA NA
Water with ice 1 (2) 1 (2) 1.49 (0.09–24.46) 0.781
Other food 1 (2) 10 (16) 0.13 (0.05–1.03) 0.053
Other drink 11 (26) 12 (19) 1.48 (0.58–3.75) 0.411

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; NA, not available.

†N = 61.

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