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Volume 12, Number 10—October 2006

Low Frequency of Poultry-to-Human H5N1 Transmission, Southern Cambodia, 2005

Sirenda Vong*Comments to Author , Benjamin Coghlan†‡§, Sek Mardy*, Davun Holl¶, Heng Seng#, Sovann Ly#, Megge Miller†, Philippe Buchy*, Yves Froehlich**, Jeanptiste Dufourcq††, Timothy M. Uyeki‡‡, Wilina Lim§§, and Touch Sok#
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; †World Health Organization, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; ‡Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; §Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; ¶Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; #Ministry of Health, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; **Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; ††Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; ‡‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §§Hong Kong Department of Health, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China

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Table 2

Unconditional logistic regression models comparing households in which the likelihood of H5N1 outbreak among chickens was high and households in which no chickens died (n = 262)

Variable Adjusted odds ratio p value Adjusted for variable nos.
1. Clean up cages/stalls 0.5 0.02 4, 5
2. Feed poultry 0.5 0.11 4, 5
3. Handle live poultry 0.4 0.03 4, 5
4. Purchase live poultry 4.5–4.9 <0.01 5 and (1 or 2 or 6)
5. Slaughter chickens 0.7–0.9 0.23–0.58 4 and (1 or 2 or 6)
6. Clean up poultry feathers 0.5 0.01 4, 5

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