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BACKGROUND Rabies, a fatal but preventable zoonosis, is a major public health problem in developing countries. In Cambodia the disease burden is largely underestimated because patients with encephalitis following dog bites are rarely hospitalized and die at home. Since 1998 Institut Pasteur in Cambodia (IPC), Phnom Penh has been the only source of free… (More)
A case of confirmed rabies in a French resident is a wake-up call for improved access to timely and adequate rabies post-exposure prophylaxis for all those living in Cambodia, as well as for improved pre-exposure prevention in travellers to Cambodia and other highly endemic settings.
The capacity to care for the critically ill has long been viewed as a fundamental element of established and comprehensive health care systems. Extending this capacity to health care systems in low- and middle-income countries is important given the burden of disease in these regions and the significance of critical care in overall health system… (More)