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Prediction of human cases of West Nile virus by equine cases, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2003.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16806542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 2003, an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) occurred in Saskatchewan, Canada from July to September. One-hundred thirty-three horse cases and 947 human cases were recorded and data were analyzed retrospectively for evidence of clustering to determine if clinical infection in the horse population could be used to estimate human risk of infection with WNV. Kulldorff's scan statistic was used to identify spatial-temporal clusters in both the human and horse cases. In most areas, human clusters were not preceded by horse clusters. In one area, a significant cluster of horse cases preceded human cases by 1 week; however, 1 week does not provide sufficient time for human-health authorities to act and provide advance warning for the public.
Rebecca L A Corrigan; Cheryl Waldner; Tasha Epp; Judith Wright; Stephen M Whitehead; Helen Bangura; Eric Young; Hugh G G Townsend
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-06-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive veterinary medicine     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0167-5877     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev. Vet. Med.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-28     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8217463     Medline TA:  Prev Vet Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 52 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5B4, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Cluster Analysis
Disease Outbreaks* / veterinary
Horse Diseases / epidemiology*,  prevention & control,  transmission*
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies
Saskatchewan / epidemiology
Space-Time Clustering
Time Factors
West Nile Fever / epidemiology*,  prevention & control,  transmission,  veterinary
West Nile virus / isolation & purification

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