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Table 5 Households reporting causes of illness in the past 15 days, frequencies

From: Local disease concepts relevant to the design of a community-based surveillance program for influenza in rural Guatemala

Reported Causea Translation Chicken (n = 62) Ducks (n = 17) Swine (n = 8)
Calor Hot weather 27 6 1
Cambios de clima Weather changes 24 2 0
Polvo Dust 23 5 1
Verano Summer 22 3 2
Lluvia Rain 18 2 0
Virus Virus 16 5 1
Aire Air 16 3 1
Invierno Winter 16 2 0
Mosquito Mosquito 16 2 0
Animals muertos no enterrados Unburied dead animals 14 3 0
Vendedores de animales Animal sellers 9 3 0
Alimentos Food 4 0 2
Sangre pesada, energía fuerte Ill-natured person, person with strong energy 1 3 0
Persona sudada Sweaty person 0 4 0
  1. aCauses names use the likely translation to English of the local terms used in Spanish