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Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013

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Unexpected Increase of Alveolar Echincoccosis, Austria, 2011

Renate Schneider, Horst Aspöck, and Herbert AuerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Incidences of alveolar echinococcosis, Austria, 1991–2011

Variable Observation period
1991–2000 2001−2010 2011
Location, no. patients (cases/100,000 population/year)
Austria, n = 8,217,280 residents* 24 (0.029) 28 (0.034) 13 (0.158)
Tyrol Province, n = 710,048 residents* 12 (0.17) 5 (0.07) 4 (0.56)
Vorarlberg Province, n = 372,000 residents* 3 (0.08) 12 (0.32) 7 (1.9)
Patient characteristics
Average age (range), y 50.5 (7–78) 56.5 (37–80) 68.6 (45–90)
Sex, no. (%)
F 12 (50) 10 (36) 6 (46)
M 12 (50) 18 (64) 7 (54)
Asymptomatic, no. (%) 10 (42) 11 (39) 5 (38)

*Census 2011.

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