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Volume 4, Number 1—March 1998


Calicivirus Emergence from Ocean Reservoirs: Zoonotic and Interspecies Movements

Alvin W. Smith*, Douglas E. Skilling*, Neil Cherry†, Jay H. Mead‡, and David O. Matson§
Author affiliations: *Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA; †Lincoln University, New Zealand; ‡Red Cross, Portland, Oregon, USA; §Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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Table 2

Population incidence of rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) virus for seasonally equalized periods (July–December and February–July), derived from Mead et al. (32)

Jul–Dec 1995 Feb–Jul 1996 Rate Ratio 95% Confidence Interval
Exposure to RHD virus Low High
Any illness 112 210 1.88 1.49–2.36
Flu/fever 94 189 2.01 1.57–2.57
Diarrhea/gastroenteritis 41 73 1.78 1.21–2.61
Neurologic symptoms 18 49 2.72 1.58–4.67
Rashes/skin 3 10 3.33 0.92–12.1
Bleeding/hepatitis 2 4 2.00 0.18–22.1

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