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Table 1 Risk factors associated with the anthrax cases in Koraput, Jan –June 2015 (n = 81)

From: A cutaneous Anthrax outbreak in Koraput District of Odisha-India 2015

Exposure Case (n = 37) Control (n = 74) Odds Ratio 95% CI
Eating meat of ill cattle 100% 73% 14.5 (1.4–85.7)
 Domestic animal contact 97% 93% 2.6 (0.3–23.1)
Handling carcass of ill cattlea 84% 0 342.1 (40.5–1901.8)
 Visiting forest 81% 69% 1.9 (0.74–5.04)
 Cultivation 78% 76% 1.1 (0.4–3.0)
 Washing meat of ill cattle 5% 8% 0.6 (0.1–3.4)
  1. ainvolves burying, skinning, or chopping