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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

CME ACTIVITY - Perspective

Risk for Rabies Importation from North Africa

Philippe GautretComments to Author , Florence Ribadeau-Dumas, Philippe Parola, Philippe Brouqui, and Hervé Bourhy

Author affiliations: Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France (P. Gautret, P. Parola, P. Brouqui); Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (F. Ribadeau-Dumas, H. Bourhy)

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Table 2

Cases of rabies in humans, France, 1970–2010*

Year of death Patient age, y/sex Country of exposure Animal species Incubation time Time between illness onset and death No. contacts who received rabies PEP
1970 3/M Niger Cat 10 d 9 d Unknown
1973 10/M Gabon Dog 11 mo or 15 d 20 d Unknown
1976 5/M Gabon Dog 45 d 1 mo Unknown
1976 18/M Algeria Dog Unknown 23 d 1
1976 28/M Morocco Unknown Unknown 1 mo Unknown
1976 10/M Algeria Dog 1 mo 18 d Unknown
1977 2/M Gabon Dog 18 d 1 d 5
1977 4/M Morocco Dog 1 mo 2 d 25
1979 57/F Egypt Dog 2 mo 10 d 12
1979 36/M Egypt Human (cornea transplant) 1 mo 15 d 128
1980 4/M Tunisia Dog 2.5 mo 3 d 66
1982 40/M Senegal Dog 122 d 30 d Unknown
1990 28/M Mexico Dog 47 d 10 d 1
1992 3/M Algeria Dog 1 mo 3 wk 143
1994 46/M Mali Dog 3 mo 11 d 36
1996 3/M Madagascar Dog 2 mo 6 d 290
1996 60/M Algeria Dog 2 mo 5 d 45
1996 71/M Algeria Dog 40 d 3 d 35
1997 50/F India Dog 12 d 56 d 36
2003 3/M Gabon Dog >2 mo 10 d 142
2008 42/M France (French Guiana) Bat Unknown 16 d 90

*Adapted from Peigue-Lafeville et al. (25). PEP, postexposure prophylaxis.

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Reference 25 "Peigue-Lafeuille, Bourhy, Abiteboul, Astoul, Cliquet, Gouda, et al., 2004" is not cited in the text. Please add an in-text citation or delete the reference.

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