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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008


Outbreak of Trichinellosis Caused by Trichinella papuae, Thailand, 2006

Chowalit Khumjui, Pravit Choomkasien, Paron Dekumyoy, Teera Kusolsuk, Wandee Kongkaew, Mutita Chalamaat, and Jeffrey L. JonesComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand (C. Khumjui, P. Choomkasien, W. Kongkaew, M. Chalamaat); Mahidol University, Bangkok (P. Dekumyoy, T. Kusoluk); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.L. Jones)

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Table 1

Univariate analysis of 3 suspected food items in an outbreak of trichinellosis, Uthai Thani Province, Thailand, May 24–June 26, 2006*

Meat ingested Case-patients (n = 24)
Controls (n = 46)
OR (95% CI)
Exposed Not exposed Exposed Not exposed
Wild boar 18 6 11 35 9.6 (3.0–30.1)
Domestic pig 5 19 5 41 1.8 (0.6–5.9)
Barking deer† 19 5 31 15 2.2 (0.6–8.4)

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
†Consumed on May 22, 2006.

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