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Volume 18, Number 1—January 2012

Dispatch

Rabies in Captive Deer, Pennsylvania, USA, 2007–2010

Brett W. PetersenComments to Author , Danielle M. Tack, Allison Longenberger, Aliza Simeone, Mària E. Moll, Marshall P. Deasy, Jesse D. Blanton, and Charles E. Rupprecht
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (B.W. Petersen, D.M. Tack, A. Longenberger, J.D. Blanton, C.E. Rupprecht); Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA (A. Simeone); Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg (M.E. Moll, M.P. Deasy)

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Table 2

Rabies knowledge, exposures, and health-seeking behavior among deer farmers, Pennsylvania, USA, 2007–2010

VariableNo. (%) respondents
Odds ratio (95% CI)
Case farm, n = 4Control farm, n = 10Total, n = 14
Self-reported knowledge of rabies, basic; reference = advanced
1 (25)
9 (90)
10 (71)
0.04 (0.002–0.79)
Farms reporting human rabies vaccination4 (100)04 (29)Not calculated
Farms reporting an animal bite on farm04 (40)4 (29)Not calculated
Farms reporting an animal scratch on farm2 (50)5 (50)7 (50)1.0 (0.1–10.17)
Farms reporting bare skin contact with animal saliva4 (100)10 (100)14 (100)Not calculated
Farms reporting bare skin contact with animal tissue
2 (50)
2 (20)
4 (29)
4.0 (0.33–48.66)
Advocated action if exposed to rabies virus
Seek medical care3 (75)7 (70)10 (71)1.29 (0.09–17.95)
Get rabies vaccination2 (50)4 (40)6 (43)1.50 (0.15–15.46)
Call county health department1 (25)01 (7)Not calculated
Have animal tested for rabies01 (10)1 (7)Not calculated
Wash with soap and water000Not calculated

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Medline reports the last page should be "17" not "14" in reference 6 "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011".

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