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  1. Circumstances and management of 72 animal bites among long-term residents in the tropics.

    Article - En anglais

    Little is known about rabies exposure among expatriates living in warm climates.

    Recommendations on pre-exposure prophylaxis are therefore controversial.

    This study assesses the post-exposure management of Swiss and German expatriates after potential rabies exposures.

    Dogs were involved in 69% of all incidents.

    Less than half of the owned dogs were vaccinated against rabies.

    Only 24-30% of post-exposure treatments were correct according to WHO recommendations.

    Expatriates with pre-exposure vaccination appear to be complacent about post-exposure treatment.

    The decision to give pre-exposure vaccination to expatriates in warm climate countries or to rely on post-exposure rabies vaccination depends on the available quality of treatment and must be carefully assessed prior to a stay abroad.

    Information on rabies risk must be better disseminated and vaccination of owned animals improved.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rage, Virose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Morsure, Tropique, Chien, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Homme, Prévention, Facteur risque, Vaccination, Santé publique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rabies, Viral disease, Infection, Epidemiology, Bite, Tropic, Dog, Fissipedia, Carnivora, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Human, Prevention, Risk factor, Vaccination

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0176277

    Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 199608.