The epidemiology of giardiasis in New Zealand, 1997-2006.

  title={The epidemiology of giardiasis in New Zealand, 1997-2006.},
  author={Saskia J Snel and Michael G. Baker and Kamalesh Venugopal},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={122 1290},
AIMS New Zealand has a higher incidence rate of giardiasis than other developed countries. This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of this disease in detail and to identify potential risk factors. METHODS We analysed anonymous giardiasis notification (1997-2006) and hospitalisation data (1990-2006). Cases were designated as urban or rural and assigned a deprivation level based on their home address. Association between disease rates and animal density was studied using a simple linear… CONTINUE READING