Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005
Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis, New York, 1995–2000
|PEP cases (annual mean)||1,173 (587)||2,216 (369)|
|Annual PEP incidence||32/100,000 urban, 123/100,000 rural||23/100,000 urban, 57/100,000 rural|
|Season||Summer to early autumn||Summer to early autumn, July–August for 1998–2000|
|Sex||55% male (47/100,000), 45% female (38/100,000)||51% male (27/100,000), 49% female (25/100,000)|
|Age (y)†||10–14 and 35–55||5–9 and 30–34|
|Exposure source (%)|
|Exposure type (%)|
|Group size||47% >2 persons exposed||40% >2 persons exposed|
*Data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (9).
†Age groups with highest annual incidence.
‡Direct exposure of saliva or neural tissue to wound or mucous membrane.
§Indirect exposure to saliva or neural tissue to wound or mucous membrane, includes unidentified exposures from 1995 to 2000.
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