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Volume 12, Number 2—February 2006


Epizootiologic Parameters for Plague in Kazakhstan

Michael Begon*Comments to Author , Nikolay Klassovskiy†, Vladimir Ageyev†, Bakhtiar Suleimenov†, Bakhyt Atshabar†, and Malcolm Bennett*
Author affiliations: *University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; †Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Table 4

Estimates of coefficients, standard errors, and significance based on z tests for optimal generalized linear model for whether seropositive animals that were released were seronegative on subsequent recapture

Effect Estimate Standard error z value pr(>|z|) value*
Intercept 1.01 0.70 1.44 0.15
Antibody titer –0.64 0.18 –3.48 0.00051

*Probability of exceeding the z value by chance alone.

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