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Volume 1, Number 4—October 1995

Synopsis

The Ascension of Wildlife Rabies: A Cause for Public Health Concern or Intervention?

Charles E. RupprechtComments to Author , Jean S. Smith, Makonnen Fekadu, and James E. Childs.
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Human rabies cases in the United States by exposure category, 1946-1995*

Exposure Source Case
Years
Domestic
Wildlife
Other
Unknown(%)
Total
1946-1955 86 8 0 26 (22) 120
1956-1965 21 7 0 10 (26) 38
1966-1975 6 7 1 2 (13) 16
1976-1985 6 1 2 11 (55) 20
1986-1995* 2 2 0 14 (78) 18

* Through Oct. 1995.

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