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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

Dispatch

Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis, Marseille, France, 1994–2005

Philippe Gautret, Georges Soula, Hamadou Adamou, Marie-José Soavi, Jean Delmont, Yolande Rotivel, Philippe Parola, and Philippe BrouquiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hôpital Nord, Assistance Publique– Hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille, France (P. Gautret, G. Soula, M.-J. Soavi J. Delmont, P. Parola, P. Brouqui); Centre de Formation et Recherche en Médecine et Santé Tropicales, Marseille (G. Soula, J. Delmont); Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (Y. Rotivel); Centre Hospitalier des Armées, Niamey, République du Niger (H. Adamou);

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Table 1

Characteristics of postexposure prophylaxis for patients exposed to confirmed rabies source, Marseille, France, 1994–2005

Date of exposure No. treatments Confirmed source Location of exposure, France
1994 Jul 1 Fox Northeast
1995 Nov 14 Dog* Southeast
1998 May/Jun 2 Dog† Southeast
2004 Aug 3 Dog‡ Southwest

*Imported from Burkina Faso.
†Unknown origin; rabid strain close to Egyptian isolates.
‡Imported from Morocco (187 treatments were given in France; most in Bordeaux Centre).

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