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Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010


Schistosomiasis among Recreational Users of Upper Nile River, Uganda, 2007

Oliver W. MorganComments to Author , Gary W. Brunette, Bryan K. Kapella, Isabel McAuliffe, Edward Katongole-Mbidde, Wenkai Li, Nina Marano, Sam Okware, Sonja J. Olsen, W. Evan Secor, Jordan W. Tappero, Patricia P. Wilkins, and Susan P. Montgomery
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (O.W. Morgan, G. Brunette, B.K. Kapella, I. McAuliffe, W. Li, N. Marano, S.J. Olsen, W.E. Secor, J.W. Tappero, P.P. Wilkins, S.P. Montgomery); Ugandan Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda (E. Katongole-Mbidde); Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda (S. Okware)

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Table 2

Proportion of recreational users of the upper Nile River who had schistosome infection, Uganda, 2007*

Activity No. infected/total (%)
No water-contact activity 0/9
Swimming/wading only 1/8 (13)
Kayaking/rafting only 4/26 (15)
Kayaking/rafting and swimming/wading 7/26 (27)
All study participants 12/69 (17)

*Activity categories are mutually exclusive. χ2 test for trend p = 0.06

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