Weather and livestock risk factors for Escherichia coli O157 human infection in Alberta, Canada.

@article{Bifolchi2014WeatherAL,
  title={Weather and livestock risk factors for Escherichia coli O157 human infection in Alberta, Canada.},
  author={Nadia Bifolchi and Pascal Michel and James A. Talbot and L. W. Svenson and Kimberley A. Simmonds and Sylvia L. Checkley and Linda W Chui and Peter H. Dick and Jeffrey B. Wilson},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2014},
  volume={142 11},
  pages={
          2302-13
        }
}
This study investigated the extent to which proximity to cattle and weather events in Alberta predispose human populations to E. coli O157 disease. Cases of human E. coli O157 infection in Alberta between 2004 and 2011 were obtained from the province's Communicable Disease Reporting System and Discharge Abstract Database. Regression models based on spatial area incorporated human infection data with livestock and weather covariates. A variety of regression models were applied (i.e. least… CONTINUE READING
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