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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

Research

European Echinococcosis Registry: Human Alveolar Echinococcosis, Europe, 1982–2000

Petra Kern*Comments to Author , Karine Bardonnet†, Elisabeth Renner‡, Herbert Auer§, Zbigniew Pawlowski¶, Rudolf W. Ammann‡, Dominique A. Vuitton#, Peter Kern**, and the European Echinococcosis Registry
Author affiliations: *University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; †University Hospital, Besançon, France; ‡University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; §University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; ¶A. Wrzosek Collegium, Poznan, Poland; #University of Franche Comté, Besançon, France; **University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany

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Table 2

Possible exposure risks assessed for 210 patients with alveolar echinococcosis

Occupation N (%) Activity in agriculture, gardening, forestry, hunting
Ownership of dogs, cats, or both
Yes No Missing Yes No Missing
Farmers
46 (21.9)
46
0
0
39
2
5
Nonfarmersa
119 (56.7)
55
56
8
80
13
26
Occupation not specified,
including unemployed and pensioners
45 (21.4)
28
13
4
29
6
10
Total 210 (100.0) 129 69 12 148 21 41

aFor example, tailors, hairdressers, cooks, nurses, drivers, teachers, students, and housewives.

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1The European Echinococcosis Registry (EurEchinoReg) is a surveillance network for human alveolar echinococcosis coordinated by D.A. Vuitton (France) and P. Kern (Germany). Registration of human cases is organized by H. Auer (Austria), Y. Carlier (Belgium), L. Kolarova (Czech Republic), K. Bardonnet (France), P. Kern (Germany), P.S. Craig (Great Britain), I. Prousalidis (Greece), A. Siracusano (Italy), J. van der Giessen (Netherlands), Z. Pawlowski (Poland), E. Renner, R.W. Ammann (Switzerland), and N. Altintas (Turkey).

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