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Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011

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Sporadic Human Cryptosporidiosis Caused by Cryptosporidium cuniculus, United Kingdom, 2007–2008

Rachel M. ChalmersComments to Author , Kristin Elwin, Stephen J. Hadfield, and Guy Robinson
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Public Health Wales Microbiology–Singleton Hospital, Swansea, UK

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Table. Demographic information on patients with sporadic Cryptosporidium spp. infection, by species, England, Wales, and Scotland, 2007–2008

Characteristic No. (%) patients
C. cuniculus infection, n = 37 C. hominis infection, n = 1,383 C. parvum infection, n = 1,506
Year
2007 23 (62.2) 461 (33.3) 716 (47.5)
2008
14 (37.8)
922 (66.7)
790 (52.5)
Age, y
0–9 6 (16.2) 581 (42.0) 665 (44.2)
10–19 7 (18.9) 195 (14.1) 275 (18.3)
20–29 4 (10.8) 190 (13.7) 200 (13.3)
30–39 9 (24.3) 223 (16.1) 180 (12.0)
40–49 5 (13.5) 96 (6.9) 95 (6.3)
50–59 2 (5.4) 33 (2.4) 41 (2.7)
60–69 2 (5.4) 35 (2.5) 23 (1.5)
>70
1 (2.7)
10 (0.7)
9 (0.6)
Sex
M 22 (59.5) 616 (44.5) 704 (46.7)
F
14 (37.8)
736 (53.2)
781 (51.9)
Month of diagnosis
January 1 (2.7) 52 (3.8) 53 (3.5)
February 1 (2.7) 34 (2.5) 38 (2.5)
March 0 20 (1.4) 78 (5.2)
April 1 (2.7) 26 (1.9) 178 (11.8)
May 1 (2.7) 30 (2.2) 206 (13.7)
June 0 29 (2.1) 133 (8.8)
July 2 (5.4) 79 (5.7) 110 (7.3)
August 11 (29.7) 190 (13.7) 133 (8.8)
September 6 (16.2) 372 (26.9) 171 (11.4)
October 8 (21.6) 280 (20.2) 171 (11.4)
November 3 (8.1) 182 (13.2) 148 (9.8)
December
3 (8.1)
89 (6.4)
87 (5.8)
Country
England 24 (64.9) 888 (64.2) 858 (57.0)
Wales 1 (2.7) 188 (13.6) 246 (16.3)
Scotland
12 (32.4)
307 (22.2)
402 (26.7)
Residence
Government Office Region (England and Wales)
Eastern 9 (24.3) 154 (11.1) 154 (10.2)
East Midlands 3 (8.1) 252 (18.2) 129 (8.6)
London 0 13 (0.9) 2 (0.1)
North East 0 22 (1.6) 7 (0.5)
North West 3 (8.1) 142 (10.3) 137 (9.1)
South East 3 (8.1) 71 (5.1) 85 (5.6)
South West 3 (8.1) 70 (5.1) 149 (9.9)
Wales 1 (2.7) 188 (13.6) 246 (16.3)
West Midlands 2 (5.4) 88 (6.4) 146 (9.7)
Yorkshire and Humber 1 (2.7) 76 (5.5) 49 (3.3)
Health Board (Scotland)
Ayrshire and Arran 0 20 (1.4) 6 (0.4)
Borders 0 3 (0.2) 29 (1.9)
Dumfries and Galloway 1 (2.7) 17 (1.2) 50 (3.3)
Fife 0 9 (0.7) 15 (1.0)
Forth Valley 0 25 (1.8) 16 (1.1)
Greater Glasgow and Clyde 3 (8.1) 55 (4.0) 52 (3.5)
Grampian 4 (10.8) 49 (3.5) 81 (5.4)
Highland 1 (2.7) 7 (0.5) 34 (2.3)
Lanarkshire 0 23 (1.7) 12 (0.8)
Lothian 3 (8.1) 53 (3.8) 45 (3.0)
Orkney 0 2 (0.1) 8 (0.5)
Shetland 0 0 0
Tayside 0 44 (3.2) 54 (3.6)
Western Isles 0 0 0

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