Epidemiology of urban dog-related injuries requiring rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in Marseille, France.

@article{Gautret2013EpidemiologyOU,
  title={Epidemiology of urban dog-related injuries requiring rabies post-exposure prophylaxis in Marseille, France.},
  author={Philippe Gautret and S{\'e}verine Le Roux and Beno{\^i}t Faucher and Jean Gaudart and Philippe Brouqui and Philippe Parola},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          e164-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Dog bites are a serious public health concern. Besides injuries and the adverse psychological impacts, dog bites can be complicated by infections including rabies, which has the highest case-fatality rate of all infectious diseases. METHODS Dog-associated injuries occurring in the city of Marseille, France were investigated in 245 individuals among patients presenting to the rabies treatment center over a 4-year period. RESULTS Male patients were more likely to report dog bites… CONTINUE READING
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