Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 30th, 2000
Of the 459 village residents, 115 reported experiencing at least one boil between January 1 and December 12, 1996. M.G. Landen and colleagues from the New Mexico Department of Health interviewed one adult member from 77 of the 92 village households.
The main outcome measure involved "rate of infection among all residents and residents who regularly took steam baths, risk factors for infection, and relative risk of infection."
Researchers found men had a higher risk of developing a boil than women and people age 25-34 years had...
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