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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013

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Kyasanur Forest Disease, India, 2011–2012

Gudadappa S. Kasabi, Manoj V. MurhekarComments to Author , Pragya D. Yadav, R. Raghunandan, S.K. Kiran, V.K. Sandhya, G.H. Channabasappa, Akhilesh C. Mishra, Devendra Tarachand Mourya, and Sanjay M. Mehendale
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai, India (G.S. Kasabi, M.V. Murhekar, S.M. Mehendale); National Institute of Virology, Pune, India (P.D. Yadav, A.C. Mishra, D.T. Mourya); Department of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Karnataka in Shimoga District, Shimoga, India (G.S. Kasabi, R. Raghunandan, S.K. Kiran, G.H. Channabasappa); Virus Diagnostic Laboratory, Shimoga, India (V.K. Sandhya)

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Table 1

Age and sex distribution of suspected and laboratory-confirmed case-patients during Kyasanur Forest disease outbreak, Shimoga District, Karnataka State, India, December 2011–March 2012*

Characteristic Population Suspected
Laboratory-confirmed
No. case-patients Attack rate* No. case-patients Attack rate*
Age group, y
<14 7,193 32 4 5 1
15–29 6,349 51 8 16 3
30–44 4,440 70 16 22 5
45–59 2,642 48 18 13 5
>60
1,577
14
9

5
3
Sex
M 11,194 136 12 43 4
F
11,007
79
7

18
2
Total 22,201 215 10 61 3

*Per 1,000 population.

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