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Unprotected People Reports: Rabies

Real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases

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FORMAT AGE TITLE SUMMARY PUBLISHED
HTML   PDF 10 yrs. "Mississippi boy dies from rabies; exposure to bats around home is likely source" Report #84: This report underscores the need for increasing the public's awareness of the importance of seeking prompt medical evaluation after exposure to bats and other wildlife. 3/3/06
HTML   PDF 41 yrs. "Florida man dies from rabies eight months after receiving dog bite in Haiti" Report #78: For those traveling to developing countries, the risk for rabies is real; travelers are advised to avoid contact with dogs and other animals. 8/12/05
HTML   PDF 15 yrs. "Wisconsin teen survives clinical rabies without pre- or postexposure prophylaxis" Report #71: Teen's rabies ordeal underscores the importance of increasing the public's awareness of the risk of contracting rabies from bats and other wildlife. 12/30/04
HTML   PDF 66 "2003 rabies death highlights the importance of seeking immediate treatment for bites from potentially rabid animals" Report #65: The death of a previously healthy man 6 weeks after being bitten by a bat and 1 week after seeking treatment, underscores the need for public health professionals to inform the public to seek immediate medical attention for bites from potentially rabid animals. 2/4/04
HTML   PDF Adults "Human rabies--California, Georgia, Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin" Report #37: Within the space of six weeks, five U.S. adults succumb to rabies. 12/21/00
HTML   PDF 29 yrs. "Man without history of bat bite dies of rabies" Report #14: A man without a definitive history of an animal bite is diagnosed with rabies and subsequently dies. 2/15/99
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