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Volume 24, Number 2—February 2018

Containment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus, Lebanon, 20161

Zeina E. FarahComments to Author , Omaya Khatib, Sahar Hamadeh, Khadija Ahmad, Bassel El Bazzal, Pierre Zalloua, Walid Ammar, and Nada Ghosn

Author affiliations: Ministry of Public Health, Bekaa, Lebanon (Z.E. Farah, O. Khatib, S. Hamadeh, K. Ahmad); Ministry of Agriculture, Beirut, Lebanon (B. El Bazzal); Lebanese American University, Beirut (P. Zalloua); Ministry of Public Health, Beirut (W. Ammar, N. Ghosn)

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Table 1

Demographic chacteristics of 185 persons exposed to highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus, Lebanon, 2016*

Characteristic Value
M 138 (74.6)
F 47 (25.4)
Mean age, y (range) 29.8 (2 mo−89 y)
Lebanese 96 (51.9)
Syrian 88 (47.6)
Ethiopian 1 (0.5)
Farms 78 (42.2)
Households 41 (22.2)
Neighborhood 32 (17.3)
Municipality team 18 (9.7)
Ministry of Agriculture team 14 (7.6)
Laboratory team 2 (1.1)

*Values are no. (%) unless otherwise indicated.

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the Mediterranean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training Annual Scientific Conference, December 6–8, 2016, Marrakech, Morocco.

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