Epidemiologic Studies of Cyclospora cayetanensis in Guatemala
Caryn Bern*† , Beatriz Hernandez†, Maria Beatriz Lopez†, Michael J. Arrowood*, Maricruz Alvarez de Mejia†, Ana Maria de Merida†, Allen W. Hightower*, Linda Venczel‡, Barbara L. Herwaldt*, and Robert E. Klein†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;†Universidad del Valle, Guatemala City, Guatemala; and‡University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Figure. Surveillance for Cyclospora cayetanensis infection in stool specimens from three hospital outpatient departments and two health centers in Guatemala, April 6, 1997, to March 19, 1998. From the bottom, the three graphs demonstrate the Cyclospora detection rate, mean temperature in centigrade, and rainfall in mm by month. Median number of specimens per month 444 (324-638).
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