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The monthly incidence of listeriosis infections in England and Wales had 2 sudden increases during April 2001 (41%) and March 2003 (48%). Although no causative association is demonstrated, these increases correspond to key dates relating to the onset and aftermath of the 2001 foot and mouth disease outbreak in the United Kingdom.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1503.071432

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

03/2009

Volume

15

Pages

465 - 468

Keywords

Aged, Animals, Disease Outbreaks, England, Female, Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Humans, Incidence, Infant, Newborn, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeriosis, Male, Middle Aged, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Seasons, Wales