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Volume 23, Number 9—September 2017

Research

Role of Food Insecurity in Outbreak of Anthrax Infections among Humans and Hippopotamuses Living in a Game Reserve Area, Rural Zambia

Mark W. Lehman1, Allen Craig2, Constantine Malama, Muzala Kapina-Kany’anga, Philip Malenga, Fanny Munsaka, Sergio Muwowo, Sean Shadomy, and Melissa A. Marx3Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (M.W. Lehman, S. Shadomy); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lusaka, Zambia (A.S. Craig, C. Malama, M.A. Marx); Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia (M. Kapina-Kany’anga, P. Malenga); Provincial Health Office, Chipata, Zambia (F. Munsaka); District Health Office, Chama, Zambia (S. Muwowo)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of respondents to a survey conducted after an outbreak of anthrax infections among humans and hippopotamuses living in a game reserve area, by case status, Chama District, Zambia, September 2011*

Characteristic Persons with anthrax diagnosed since July 2011, n = 31 Persons without anthrax diagnosed since July 2011, n = 137
Median age (range), y
33 (15–72)
34 (15–83)
Sex, %
M 68 36
F 32 64

*116 (41%) of survey participants reported that they did not know whether they had had anthrax diagnosed since July 2011; of these, median age was 30 (range 15–77) years, and 52% were male.

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1Current affiliation: US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, USA.

2Current affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

3Current affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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