Fresh chicken as main risk factor for campylobacteriosis, Denmark
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article
Anne Wingstrand ; Jakob Neimann ; Jørgen Engberg ; Eva Møller Nielsen ; P. Gerner-Smidt ; Henrik Caspar Wegener ; K. Mølbak
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.
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases (Print Edition)|
|State||Published - 2006|