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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

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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 3

Patients possibly exposed to rabies while visiting North Africa, 1996–2009*

Country of exposure No. exposed patients
visiting ARMC No. patients receiving
rabies PEP Proportion of all foreign
exposures occurring in country, %
Algeria 649 603 7.6
Egypt 117 103 1.3
Libya 10 9 0.1
Morocco 1,036 992 12.5
Sudan 8 8 0.1
Tunisia 687 659 8.3
Total 2,507 2,374 29.9

*Original data from the French National Reference Centre on rabies. ARMC, antirabies medical center; PEP, postexposure prophylaxis.

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