Epidemiology of human rabies in the United States, 1980 to 1996.

  title={Epidemiology of human rabies in the United States, 1980 to 1996.},
  author={Don L Noah and Cherie L. Drenzek and Jean S. Smith and John W. Krebs and Lillian A. Orciari and Shi-Lei Wang and Donald Sanderlin and Susan Whitfield and Makonnen Fekadu and James G. Olson and Charles E. Rupprecht and James Emory Childs},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={128 11},
One of the oldest recognized zoonotic diseases, rabies continues to plague humankind and causes more than 35 000 deaths annually [1]. These potentially preventable deaths occur primarily in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where animal control, vaccination programs, and effective human postexposure prophylaxis are not widely available. In contrast, in the United States, deaths in humans caused by rabies totaled 99 in the 1950s, 15 in the 1960s, 23 in the 1970s, 10 in the 1980s, and 22 from 1990… CONTINUE READING
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