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Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011


Serologic Surveillance of Anthrax in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania, 1996–2009

Tiziana Lembo, Katie HampsonComments to Author , Harriet Auty, Cari A. Beesley, Paul Bessell, Craig Packer, Jo Halliday, Robert Fyumagwa, Richard Hoare, Eblate Ernest, Christine Mentzel, Titus Mlengeya, Karen Stamey, Patricia P. Wilkins, and Sarah Cleaveland
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland (T. Lembo, K. Hampson, H. Auty, P. Bessell, S. Cleaveland); Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois, USA (T. Lembo); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.A. Beesley, K. Stamey, P.P. Wilkins); University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA (C. Packer); University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (J. Halliday); Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania (R. Fyumagwa, R. Hoare, E. Ernest); Endangered Wildlife Trust, Parkview, South Africa (C. Mentzel); Tanzania National Parks, Arusha (T. Mlengeya)

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Table 2

Multivariate generalized linear mixed model analysis of risk factors for anthrax seropositivity in dogs, Tanzania, 1996–2009*

Predictor Unit Estimate SE z score p value OR (95% CI)
Intercept −6.224 1.275 −4.881 <0.001 NA
Age Months 0.043 0.011 3.956 <0.001 1.044 (1.022–1.066)
Area West Referent Referent Referent Referent 1
Loliondo 4.178 1.696 2.463 0.014 65.21 (2.347–1,811.000)
NCA 4.511 1.364 3.308 <0.001 90.97 (6.283–1,317.000)

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; NA, not applicable; NCA, Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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