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Tourism and specific risk areas for Cryptococcus gattii, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Chambers C, MacDougall L, Li M, Galanis E - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Bottom Line: We compared travel histories of case-patients with Cryptococcus gattii infection during 1999-2006 to travel destinations of the general public on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.Findings validated and refined estimates of risk on the basis of place of residence and showed no spatial progression of risk areas on this island over time.

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Affiliation: British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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We compared travel histories of case-patients with Cryptococcus gattii infection during 1999-2006 to travel destinations of the general public on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Findings validated and refined estimates of risk on the basis of place of residence and showed no spatial progression of risk areas on this island over time.

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Annual rate of infection with Cryptococcus gattii by local administrative area, 1999–2006 (9), and distribution of visitor center cities on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. Only visitor centers that were included in the analysis are shown.
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Figure 1: Annual rate of infection with Cryptococcus gattii by local administrative area, 1999–2006 (9), and distribution of visitor center cities on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. Only visitor centers that were included in the analysis are shown.

Mentions: Intra-island travel on VI is common, and fungal exposure may not occur near residences of case-patients. Incidence rates calculated by using patient residence have suggested areas along the east coast of the island that may pose increased risk for infection (Figure) (9). Environmental sampling has provided evidence of the fungus over a large part of eastern VI. However, this sampling was not performed randomly and may not accurately identify areas of highest risk (3,4).


Tourism and specific risk areas for Cryptococcus gattii, Vancouver Island, Canada.

Chambers C, MacDougall L, Li M, Galanis E - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Annual rate of infection with Cryptococcus gattii by local administrative area, 1999–2006 (9), and distribution of visitor center cities on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. Only visitor centers that were included in the analysis are shown.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Annual rate of infection with Cryptococcus gattii by local administrative area, 1999–2006 (9), and distribution of visitor center cities on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. Only visitor centers that were included in the analysis are shown.
Mentions: Intra-island travel on VI is common, and fungal exposure may not occur near residences of case-patients. Incidence rates calculated by using patient residence have suggested areas along the east coast of the island that may pose increased risk for infection (Figure) (9). Environmental sampling has provided evidence of the fungus over a large part of eastern VI. However, this sampling was not performed randomly and may not accurately identify areas of highest risk (3,4).

Bottom Line: We compared travel histories of case-patients with Cryptococcus gattii infection during 1999-2006 to travel destinations of the general public on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.Findings validated and refined estimates of risk on the basis of place of residence and showed no spatial progression of risk areas on this island over time.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

ABSTRACT
We compared travel histories of case-patients with Cryptococcus gattii infection during 1999-2006 to travel destinations of the general public on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Findings validated and refined estimates of risk on the basis of place of residence and showed no spatial progression of risk areas on this island over time.

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Related in: MedlinePlus