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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999

Research

Human Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis during a Raccoon Rabies Epizootic in New York, 1993 and 1994

Jeffrey D. Wyatt*Comments to Author , William H. Barker*, Nancy M. Bennett†, and Cathleen A. Hanlon‡
Author affiliations: *University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA; †Monroe County Department of Health, Rochester, New York, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 3

Human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) in New York State, 1993-94: Epidemiologic characteristicsa




Group size



1
2
3
4
5
6+
CharacteristicN%N%N%N%N%N%
Number62553180158471121060511210
No. of sources625799011284284122132
Route of exposure
Biteb3285217945330033
Nonbite29647163918095109976010010997
Unknown10.20000000000
Source of exposure
Dog or cat27344169344410176457
Other domestic species20.34234445865
Raccoon23538124695768968635584238
Bat39612734000000
Other wild species76122413182187101700
Mean age (yr)33.432.524.822.521.826.0

aPEP data are from Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, and Wayne Counties.
bProbability of bite exposure for PEP involving single person vs. group of >1 PEP cases, p <0.001.

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