[Incidence of Minamata disease in communities along the Agano river, Niigata, Japan--patterns of the exposure and official diagnosis of patients].

@article{Kondo1996IncidenceOM,
  title={[Incidence of Minamata disease in communities along the Agano river, Niigata, Japan--patterns of the exposure and official diagnosis of patients].},
  author={Kenji Kondo},
  journal={Nihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of hygiene},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          599-611
        }
}
Data obtained from all residents, who lived in the Agano river villages where Minamata disease occurred as of June 1965, were used to analyze its incidence patterns and to evaluate validity of the official recognition of the disease. The residents totaled 18,253 (8,911 males and 9,342 females), including 262 (151 males and 111 females) recognized patients and 378 (186 males and 192 females) rejected applicants. Consumption of the contaminated river fish was associated with hair Hg measurements… CONTINUE READING
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