Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 8th, 2003
Researchers in England performed a study "to investigate risk factors for sporadic infection with Giardia lamblia acquired in the United Kingdom".
J. M. Stuart and coauthors at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital "conducted a matched case-control study in southwest England in 1998 and 1999," according to their report. "Response rates to a postal questionnaire were 84% (232/276) for cases and 69% (574/828) for controls."
"In multivariable analysis, swallowing water while swimming (p < 0.0001, odds ratio [OR] 6.2, 95% confidence intervals [CI] 2.3 to...
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