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Factors associated with acquiring giardiasis in British Columbia residents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1617559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Giardia is the most frequently reported intestinal parasite in Canada. More than 2,000 cases are reported annually in British Columbia which exceeds the number of cases of either campylobacteriosis or salmonellosis. Since the different ways this parasite is spread in British Columbia have not been determined, our purpose was to investigate certain factors that might be associated with acquiring giardiasis in this province. Telephone interviews provided information from a group of infected persons and from a group of non-infected control subjects. Information obtained from these interviews was used to identify associated risk factors in this group of cases. If results of the study are generalized to the population-at-risk, they indicate that water (drinking and recreational) is an important vector for transmission of Giardia in British Columbia.
J L Isaac-Renton; J J Philion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de santé publique     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0008-4263     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Public Health     Publication Date:    1992 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-06     Completed Date:  1992-08-06     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372714     Medline TA:  Can J Public Health     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Medical Microbiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
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MeSH Terms
British Columbia / epidemiology
Child, Preschool
Giardiasis / epidemiology,  transmission*
Odds Ratio
Risk Factors
Water Pollutants
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Water Pollutants

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