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Volume 12, Number 9—September 2006

Changing Pattern of Human Listeriosis, England and Wales, 2001–2004

Iain Gillespie*Comments to Author , Jim McLauchlin*, Kathie Grant*, Christine Little*, Vina Mithani*, Celia Penman*, Christopher Lane*, and Martyn Regan†
Author affiliations: *Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom; †Health Protection Agency North West, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Table 3

Risk perspective for listeriosis in England and Wales, 1967–2004

Years Cases per year Percentage
Outbreaks Reference
Pregnancy associated <60 y of age (bacteremia)
1967–1985 <75–136 33 31 (16) Some clusters (foodborne?) (4)
1987–1989 237–278 40 50% in 1 outbreak (pâté) (21)
1990–2000 87–128 19 67 (49) Limited clusters This study
2001–2004 136–237 11 73 (58) Largely sporadic, some clusters This study

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