Spatio-temporal epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni enteritis, in an area of Northwest England, 2000-2002

E. Gabriel, D. J. Wilson, A. J H Leatherbarrow, J. Cheesbrough, S. Gee, E. Bolton, A. Fox, P. Fearnhead, C. A. Hart, P. J. Diggle

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Abstract

A total of 969 isolates of Campylobacter jejuni originating in the Preston, Lancashire postcode district over a 3-year period were characterized using multi-locus sequence typing. Recently developed statistical methods and a genetic model were used to investigate temporal, spatial, spatio-temporal and genetic variation in human C. jejuni infections. The analysis of the data showed statistically significant seasonal variation, spatial clustering, small-scale spatio-temporal clustering and spatio-temporal interaction in the overall pattern of incidence, and spatial segregation in cases classified according to their most likely species-of-origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1384-1390
Number of pages7
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume138
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Campylobacter
  • infectious disease epidemiology
  • statistics
  • zoonotic foodborne diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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