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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 4

Patients receiving rabies PEP among patients consulting an antirabies medical center, France, 1996–2009*

Location of possible exposure % Patients age <15 y among those who received rabies PEP† % Patients age <6 y among those who received rabies PEP† % Patients who received rabies PEP among those age <15 y† % Patients who received rabies PEP among those age <6 y† Total no. patients‡
Total no. patients who received rabies PEP
<15 y of age <6 y of age
North Africa 29.4 12.3 94.8 95.1 735 306 2,374
All other 24.2 8.8 44.1 37.9 37,895 16,093 69,145

*Original data from the French National Reference Centre for Rabies. PEP, postexposure prophylaxis.
†p<10–6.
‡Regardless of rabies PEP status.

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