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Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013

Microsporidial Keratoconjunctivitis after Rugby Tournament, Singapore

Junda TanComments to Author , Phoebe Lee, Yingqi Lai, Pengiran Hishamuddin, Joanne Tay, Ai Ling Tan, Kian Sing Chan, Raymond Lin, Donald Tan, Jeffery Cutter, and Kee Tai Goh
Author affiliations: Ministry of Health, Singapore (J. Tan, P. Lee, Y. Lai, P. Hishamuddin, J. Tay, R. Lin, J. Cutter, K.T. Goh); Singapore General Hospital, Singapore (A.L. Tan, K.S. Chan); Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore (D. Tan); Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore (K.T. Goh)

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Table 2

Microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis cases and attack rates by type of rugby contact among local players in international rugby tournament, Singapore, April 21–22, 2012

No. players
No. teams
No. (%) probable cases
No. (%) confirmed cases
Overall attack rate, no. (%)
Touch rugby* 369 33 2 (0.5) 0 2 (0.5)
Full-contact rugby† 822 48 45 (5.5) 2 (0.2) 47 (5.7)
Total 1191 81 47 (3.9) 2 (0.2) 49 (4.1)

*For boys 6– 8 years of age and all girls’ teams.
†For boys 9–18 years of age.

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