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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis

Worldwide Occurrence and Impact of Human Trichinellosis, 1986–2009

K.rwin MurrellComments to Author  and Edoardo Pozio
Author affiliations: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (K.D. Murrell); Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (E. Pozio)

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Table 5

Demographic data on trichinellosis patients, by World Health Organization region and country, 1986–2009

Region/country % Male patients (total no. cases)† Age, y, of infected persons (no. cases)
African Region: Ethiopia 100 (28) Range 23–25 (3); mean 24 (3)
Region of the Americas
Canada 62.1 (150) Range 21–67 (85); mean 34.4 (65)
Chile 60 (667) Range 5–70 (667)
Mexico 35 (59) Range 25–44 (59)
United States 57.5 (632) Range 1–87 (412); mean 42.0 (126); median 37.1 (232)
Eastern Mediterranean Region: Lebanon 54 (44) Range 10–70 (44); mean 33 (44)
European Region
Bulgaria 49 (228) Range 1–70 (228)
Croatia 57 (200) Range 3–67 (200); mean 35 (200)
Czech Republic 41.9 (31) Range 9–68 (31); mean 35.9 (31)
France 51.4 (586) Range 1–84 (581); mean 43.8 (581)
Germany 51.9 (104) Range 1–73 (101); mean 34.8 (101)
Israel 100 (26) Mean 32 (26)
Italy 50.3 (382) Range 1–90 (368); mean 36.7 (368)
Romania 53.2 (521) Range 1- >60 (521); mean 31.4 (521)
Slovakia 63.6 (11) Range 16–80 (21); mean 40.5 (21)
Spain 57.5 (237) Range 2–86 (140); mean 40.7 (177)
Turkey 52.6 (418) Range 1.5–73 (418); mean 31.1 (418)
South-East Asian Region: Thailand 71 (165) Range 7–70 (210); mean 35.6 (208); median 34.5 (140)
Western Pacific Region
Laos 47 (111) Range 5–69 (111); mean 30.4 (90); median 34 (21)
People’s Republic of China 58.2 (802) Range 1–90 (482)
Vietnam 92 (42) Range 20–60 (42); mean 45.4 (42)
Singapore 56 (25) Mean 22.5 (25)

*Clinical details and report references are available in the Technical Appendix, section D.
†Data are from reports that presented adequate sex and age data on >10 cases during 1986–2009.

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