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Volume 21, Number 4—April 2015


Animal-Associated Exposure to Rabies Virus among Travelers, 1997–2012

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Release date: March 11, 2015; Expiration date: March 11, 2016

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

•     Describe the demographic characteristics of travelers exposed to potentially rabid animals that might differentiate them from other ill travelers seeking medical care

•     Describe the travel-related characteristics associated with potential exposure to rabid animals

•     Discuss the clinical implications of the findings regarding travel-related characteristics associated with potential exposure to rabid animals

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P. Lynne Stockton, VMD, MS, ELS(D), Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: P. Lynne Stockton, VMD, MS, ELS(D), has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Philippe Gautret, MD, PhD; Kira Harvey, MPH; Prativa Pandey, MBBS, MD; Poh Lian Lim, MD, MPH; Watcharapong Piyaphanee, MD; Marc Shaw, DrPH, MD; Susan C. MacDonald, MDCM, FCFP, MSc; Eli Schwartz, MD; Douglas H. Esposito, MD, MPH; and Philippe Parola, MD, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Karin Leder, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, MPH, DTMH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Immuron Limited; served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for GlaxoSmithKline; received grants for clinical research from Sanofi Pasteur.


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