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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

Research

Effect of Prevention Measures on Incidence of Human Listeriosis, France, 1987-1997

Véronique Goulet*Comments to Author , Henriette de Valk*, Olivier Pierre†, Frédéric Stainer‡, Jocelyne Rocourt§, Véronique Vaillant*, Christine Jacquet§, and Jean-Claude Desenclos*
Author affiliations: *Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France;; †Direction Générale de la Concurrence, Bureau Hygiène, Paris, France;; ‡Direction Générale de l'Alimentation, Bureau des Préventions des Contaminations, Paris, France;; §Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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Table 1

Incidence and proportion of listeriosis cases by category of patient in 1987 and 1997, France

1987a 1997b % 1987a 1997b
Pregnancy-associated 8.5 1.3 -84 51 24
<65 years of age with no predisposing condition 1.7 0.3 -82 10 6
>65 years of age without predisposing condition 1.3 0.5 -62 8 9
Presence of predisposing condition 5.3 3.3 -37 31 61
Total 16.7 5.4 -68 100 100

aHospital laboratory survey.
bNational Reference Center.

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