The epidemiology of human rabies postexposure prophylaxis, 1980-1981.

@article{Helmick1983TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of human rabies postexposure prophylaxis, 1980-1981.},
  author={Charles G Chad Helmick},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1983},
  volume={250 15},
  pages={1990-6}
}
Little is known about the epidemiology of human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), an important problem whether examined by the cost, the number of persons treated, or the public health resources required. Twenty-one states participated in a surveillance of PEP in 1980-1981. When state health departments were involved, PEP was given correctly to at least 88% of persons. The highest incidence of PEP was in young people up to age 15 years, males, and those in rural areas. Postexposure… CONTINUE READING

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