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Volume 27, Number 1—January 2021

Geographic Range of Recreational Water–Associated Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, United States, 1978–2018

Radhika GharpureComments to Author , Michelle Gleason, Zainab Salah, Anna J. Blackstock, David Hess-Homeier, Jonathan S. Yoder, Ibne Karim M. Ali, Sarah A. Collier1, and Jennifer R. Cope1
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Recreational water–associated primary amebic meningoencephalitis, United States, 1978–2018

Years No. cases Median latitude, decimal degrees (range) p value*
1978–1989 20 30.3 (27.8–38.0) Referent
1990–1999 15 32.5 (26.5–35.5) 0.90
2000–2009 26 32.3 (28.1–36.1) 0.47
2010–2018 24 33.6 (26.1–45.0) 0.02

*Pairwise comparison to reference group using Dwass-Steel-Critchlow-Fligner test.

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1These senior authors contributed equally to this article.

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