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Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

Human Cutaneous Anthrax, Georgia 2010–2012

Ian Kracalik1, Lile Malania1, Nikoloz Tsertsvadze, Julietta Manvelyan, Lela Bakanidze, Paata Imnadze, Shota Tsanava, and Jason K. BlackburnComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA (I. Kracalik, J.K. Blackburn); National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia (L. Malania, N. Tsertsvadze, J. Manvelyan, P. Imnadze, S. Tsanava); Agrarian University of Georgia, Tbilisi (L. Bakanidze)

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Table 1

Characteristics of human cutaneous anthrax, Georgia, 2010–2012

Characteristic Male case-patients
Female case-patients
No., n = 209 Population* No., n = 42 Population*
Age, y
5–19 14 522,736 2 506,785
20–34 57 458,998 8 480,276
35–49 62 443,820 12 502,732
50–64 61 292,713 15 361,370

Self-reported infection source
Slaughtering cattle 143 3
Processing meat 39 28
Field work/sowing and harvesting crops 20 7
Unknown 7 3

*Population estimates were obtained from the Georgian State Statistical Office (GeoStat, and are based on median year population totals for the study period.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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