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Rabies postexposure prophylaxis, New York, 1995-2000.

Blanton JD, Bowden NY, Eidson M, Wyatt JD, Hanlon CA - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2005)

Bottom Line: Mean annual PEP incidence rates were highest in rural counties and during the summer months.PEP incidence was highest among patients 5-9 and 30-34 years of age.Bites accounted for most PEP (51%) and were primarily associated with cats and dogs.

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Affiliation: Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. asi5@cdc.gov

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The epidemiology of human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) in 4 upstate New York counties was described from data obtained from 2,216 incidences of PEP recorded by local health departments from 1995 to 2000. Overall annual incidence for the study period was 27 cases per 100,000 persons. Mean annual PEP incidence rates were highest in rural counties and during the summer months. PEP incidence was highest among patients 5-9 and 30-34 years of age. Bites accounted for most PEP (51%) and were primarily associated with cats and dogs. Bats accounted for 30% of exposures, more than any other group of animals; consequently, bats have replaced raccoons as the leading rabies exposure source to humans in this area.

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Human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) incidence by sex and age group, 4 upstate New York counties (Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, and Wayne), 1995–2000.
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Figure 2: Human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) incidence by sex and age group, 4 upstate New York counties (Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, and Wayne), 1995–2000.

Mentions: PEP cases tended to increase in the late spring/early summer; the highest number of PEP cases was seen in August/September in 1996 and 1997 and in July/August from 1998 to 2000 (Figure 1). Of 2,109 (95%) PEP cases for which sex data were available, 51% were male. The median age of PEP recipients was 27 years for men and 29 years for women. The mean annual incidence of PEP for men was 26 cases/100,000 and for women 24 cases/100,000. PEP incidence rates were highest in persons 5–9 years of age, followed by those 30–34 years of age (Figure 2). No significant differences among sex or age distributions and PEP were seen.


Rabies postexposure prophylaxis, New York, 1995-2000.

Blanton JD, Bowden NY, Eidson M, Wyatt JD, Hanlon CA - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2005)

Human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) incidence by sex and age group, 4 upstate New York counties (Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, and Wayne), 1995–2000.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) incidence by sex and age group, 4 upstate New York counties (Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, and Wayne), 1995–2000.
Mentions: PEP cases tended to increase in the late spring/early summer; the highest number of PEP cases was seen in August/September in 1996 and 1997 and in July/August from 1998 to 2000 (Figure 1). Of 2,109 (95%) PEP cases for which sex data were available, 51% were male. The median age of PEP recipients was 27 years for men and 29 years for women. The mean annual incidence of PEP for men was 26 cases/100,000 and for women 24 cases/100,000. PEP incidence rates were highest in persons 5–9 years of age, followed by those 30–34 years of age (Figure 2). No significant differences among sex or age distributions and PEP were seen.

Bottom Line: Mean annual PEP incidence rates were highest in rural counties and during the summer months.PEP incidence was highest among patients 5-9 and 30-34 years of age.Bites accounted for most PEP (51%) and were primarily associated with cats and dogs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA. asi5@cdc.gov

ABSTRACT
The epidemiology of human rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) in 4 upstate New York counties was described from data obtained from 2,216 incidences of PEP recorded by local health departments from 1995 to 2000. Overall annual incidence for the study period was 27 cases per 100,000 persons. Mean annual PEP incidence rates were highest in rural counties and during the summer months. PEP incidence was highest among patients 5-9 and 30-34 years of age. Bites accounted for most PEP (51%) and were primarily associated with cats and dogs. Bats accounted for 30% of exposures, more than any other group of animals; consequently, bats have replaced raccoons as the leading rabies exposure source to humans in this area.

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Related in: MedlinePlus