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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008


Cryptosporidiosis and Filtration of Water from Loch Lomond, Scotland

Kevin G.J. Pollock*Comments to Author , David Young†, Huw V. Smith‡, and Colin N. Ramsay*
Author affiliations: *Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; †University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; ‡Scottish Parasite Diagnostic Laboratory, Glasgow, Scotland, UK;

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Table 6

Reported exposure variables for cryptosporidiosis, central Scotland

Variable p value
Exposure to unfiltered Loch Lomond water <0.001
Consumption of tap water 0.082
Contact with a case-patient 0.694
Camping 0.587
Water contact 0.028
Pets 0.074
Contact with farm animals 0.002
Travel outside water-supply area <0.001

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