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Volume 24, Number 6—June 2018

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Veal Liver as Food Vehicle for Human Campylobacter Infections

Colette GaulinComments to Author , Danielle Ramsay, Réjean Dion, Marc Simard, Céline Gariépy, Éric Levac, Karon Hammond-Collins, Maude Michaud-Dumont, Mélanie Gignac, and Marc Fiset
Author affiliations: Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux, Québec City, Québec, Canada (C. Gaulin, M. Fiset); Ministère de l’Agriculture des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec, Québec City (D. Ramsay, M. Michaud-Dumont, M. Gignac); Laboratoire de Santé Publique du Québec, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec City (R. Dion); Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec, Québec City (M. Simard); Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services Sociaux de la Montérégie-Centre, Longueuil, Québec (C. Gariépy, É. Levac); Agence de la Santé Publique du Canada, Longueuil (K. Hammond-Collins)

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Table 1

Results of univariate matched analysis for patients with campylobacteriosis or salmonellosis, Quebec, Canada, September 2016–May 2017*

Exposures
No. pairs
Matched odds ratio† p value§
e
f
g
h
Total
Estimate
95% CI‡
Liver
Chicken liver 0 4 1 104 109 4.00 0.45–35.79 0.2
Pork liver 0 2 5 102 109 0.40 0.08–2.06 0.3
Beef liver 0 3 3 105 111 1.00 0.20–4.96 1.0
Veal liver 4 38 4 62 108 9.50 3.39–26.62 0.000001
Lamb liver
0
3
0
109
112

Undefined
Undefined
1.0
Poultry
Breaded chicken 10 15 18 64 107 0.83 0.42–1.65 0.6
Ground chicken 0 3 10 95 108 0.30 0.08–1.09 0.07
Whole chicken
44
35
22
8
109

1.59
0.93–2.71
0.09
Pork
Ham 27 26 26 29 108 1.00 0.58–1.72 1.0
Bacon 8 23 27 50 108 0.85 0.49–1.49 0.6
Ground pork
4
12
14
76
106

0.86
0.40–1.85
0.7
Beef
Ground beef 47 25 24 9 105 1.04 0.60–1.82 0.9
Roast beef 3 22 15 66 106 1.47 0.76–2.83 0.3
Beef steak
20
21
25
39
105

0.84
0.47–1.50
0.6
Veal
Ground veal 0 8 13 86 107 0.62 0.26–1.49 0.3
Veal escalope
0
8
2
98
108

4.00
0.85–18.84
0.08
Unpasteurized milk products
Raw milk 0 2 1 107 110 2.00 0.18–22.06 0.6
Raw-milk cheese
0
10
4
93
107

2.50
0.78–7.97
0.1
Water exposures
Drinking water from source other than aqueduct
3
12
12
81
108

1.00
0.45–2.23
1.0
Animal exposures
Dog or cat 24 23 22 38 107 1.05 0.58–1.88 0.9
Farm animal 0 10 1 100 111 10.00 1.28–78.12 0.03
Work in contact with animals 0 8 2 102 112 4.00 0.80–38.67 0.07

*Results by matched analysis: e, campylobacteriosis case exposed, salmonellosis case exposed; f, campylobacteriosis case exposed, salmonellosis case not exposed; g, campylobacteriosis case not exposed, salmonellosis case exposed; h, campylobacteriosis case not exposed, salmonellosis case not exposed.
†By McNemar method.
‡Lower and upper limits determined by McNemar or exact method.
§By Wald or Fisher exact test, bilateral.

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