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Volume 9, Number 1—January 2003

Research

Foot and Mouth Disease in Livestock and Reduced Cryptosporidiosis in Humans, England and Wales

William J. Smerdon*, Tom Nichols*, Rachel M. Chalmers†, Hilary Heine*, and Mark Reacher*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Public Health Laboratory Service–Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London, England; †Cryptosporidium Reference Unit, Singleton Hospital, Sgeti, Swansea, Wales

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Table 6

Monthly precipitation values (mm), England and Wales, 1991–2001a

Month Approx wks Yr
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 1961–90 mean
Jan
1–4
97.5
48.7
115.3
131
162.6
65.9
16.4
121.2
127.7
46.5
84.4
91.0
Feb
5–8
64.3
44.8
13.8
85.2
114.8
83.3
115.9
20.1
49.1
95.1
105.3
65.0
Mar
9–13
74.3
82.2
26.6
94.0
70.6
43.2
30.7
88.0
69.6
32.7
107.5
74.0
Apr
14–17
70.9
75.9
94.8
76.3
28.1
51.0
24.6
132.6
76.3
142.6
100.0
61.0
May
18–21
13.6
51.4
89.3
71.1
48.5
58.4
72.8
35.4
55.5
98.0
42.1
65.0
Jun
22–26
103.0
38.0
68.6
36.1
20.2
29.6
136.7
119.8
89.2
43.0
44.4
65.0
Jan–June mean
1–26
70.6
56.8
68.1
82.3
74.1
55.2
66.2
86.2
77.9
76.3
80.6
70.2
Jul
27–30
70.7
89.7
88.6
45.0
37.6
43.6
45.9
56.5
26.1
63.8
73.2
62.0
Aug
31–35
27.8
134.6
54.4
75.7
9.1
79.9
104.0
47.2
115.8
65.9
86.3
77.0
Sep
36–39
64.9
96.9
119.6
106.2
123.3
34.0
34.3
102.1
120.6
132.6
82.9
78.0
Oct
40–43
72.1
90.5
94.4
103.5
52.0
87.8
72.3
154.7
86.5
188.0
135.4
87.0
Nov
44–48
93.4
148.5
75.9
87.9
82.8
134.3
122.1
88.8
67.3
182.1
65.1
92.0
Dec
49–52
49.3
78.6
172.0
138.0
91.1
55.5
108.5
96.8
142.4
137.2
43.5
95.0
Jul–Dec mean
27–52
63.0
106.5
100.8
92.7
66.0
72.5
81.2
91.0
93.1
128.3
81.1
81.8
Annual mean 1–52 66.8 81.7 84.4 87.5 70.1 63.9 73.7 88.6 85.5 102.3 80.8 76.0

aIncluding the 1961–1990 mean. Source, University of East Anglia (16).

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