Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in travellers returning from Bali, Indonesia, November 2008 to March 2010

Gautret, P., Lim, P.L., Shaw, M., and Leder, K. (2011) Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in travellers returning from Bali, Indonesia, November 2008 to March 2010. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 17 (3). pp. 445-447.

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Abstract

Since 2008, when the outbreak of rabies in Bali began, 45 patients have attended GeoSentinel or EuroTravNet sites for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), representing 12.6% of all travellers seen for PEP in all network clinics during the same time period. This suggests that Bali is emerging as a commonly visited destination among travellers presenting for rabies PEP. The data demonstrate that the majority of animal-related injuries in travellers returning from Bali are associated with exposure to monkeys, and not dog bites/scratches. The clinical implications of this are discussed.

Item ID: 21348
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-0691
Keywords: Bali, dogs, monkey, rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, travellers
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 23:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 100%
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