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Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Feb;12(2):280-5.

Fresh chicken as main risk factor for campylobacteriosis, Denmark.

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Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Copenhagen, Denmark. awg@dfvf.dk

Abstract

We report the findings of a case-control study of risk factors for sporadic cases of human campylobacteriosis in Denmark. In 3 different analytical models, the main domestic risk factor identified was eating fresh, unfrozen chicken. Specifically, 28 of 74 domestically acquired case-patients were exposed to fresh chicken compared with 21 of 114 controls (multivariate matched odds ratio 5.8; 95% confidence interval 2.1-15.9). In contrast, a risk from eating other poultry, including previously frozen chicken, was only indicated from borderline significant 2-factor interactions. The marked increase in consumption of fresh, unfrozen poultry in Denmark during the 1990s likely contributed substantially to the increasing incidence of human campylobacteriosis in this period.

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16494755
PMCID:
PMC3373097
DOI:
10.3201/eid1202.050936
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