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Rabies exposure risk among foreign backpackers in Southeast Asia.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Jun; 82(6):1168-71.AJ

Abstract

Rabies remains a problem in Southeast Asia where large numbers of backpackers visit each year. During May-June 2008, a survey study was conducted of foreign backpackers in Bangkok, Thailand to assess their risk of rabies exposure. Eight hundred seventy (870) questionnaires were collected and analyzed. The median age of the backpackers was 25.5 years. Most of them were European (68.4%), followed by North American (13.2%). Although 80.7% had sought health information before traveling, only 55.6% had received information about rabies. Only 18.1% had completed pre-exposure rabies vaccination (3 shots) before travel, whereas 70.9% had not been vaccinated for rabies at all. In this study, the incidence of being licked was 3.56%, and of being bitten 0.69%, on average stays of 30.06 days in Southeast Asia. More than a half (54%) of exposures occurred in the first 10 days after arrival in Southeast Asia.

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Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine and Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. tewpe@mahidol.ac.thNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20519619

Citation

Piyaphanee, Watcharapong, et al. "Rabies Exposure Risk Among Foreign Backpackers in Southeast Asia." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 82, no. 6, 2010, pp. 1168-71.
Piyaphanee W, Shantavasinkul P, Phumratanaprapin W, et al. Rabies exposure risk among foreign backpackers in Southeast Asia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;82(6):1168-71.
Piyaphanee, W., Shantavasinkul, P., Phumratanaprapin, W., Udomchaisakul, P., Wichianprasat, P., Benjavongkulchai, M., Ponam, T., & Tantawichian, T. (2010). Rabies exposure risk among foreign backpackers in Southeast Asia. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 82(6), 1168-71. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0699
Piyaphanee W, et al. Rabies Exposure Risk Among Foreign Backpackers in Southeast Asia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;82(6):1168-71. PubMed PMID: 20519619.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rabies exposure risk among foreign backpackers in Southeast Asia. AU - Piyaphanee,Watcharapong, AU - Shantavasinkul,Prapimporn, AU - Phumratanaprapin,Weerapong, AU - Udomchaisakul,Piyada, AU - Wichianprasat,Pongdej, AU - Benjavongkulchai,Maneerat, AU - Ponam,Thitiya, AU - Tantawichian,Terapong, PY - 2010/6/4/entrez PY - 2010/6/4/pubmed PY - 2010/6/24/medline SP - 1168 EP - 71 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am J Trop Med Hyg VL - 82 IS - 6 N2 - Rabies remains a problem in Southeast Asia where large numbers of backpackers visit each year. During May-June 2008, a survey study was conducted of foreign backpackers in Bangkok, Thailand to assess their risk of rabies exposure. Eight hundred seventy (870) questionnaires were collected and analyzed. The median age of the backpackers was 25.5 years. Most of them were European (68.4%), followed by North American (13.2%). Although 80.7% had sought health information before traveling, only 55.6% had received information about rabies. Only 18.1% had completed pre-exposure rabies vaccination (3 shots) before travel, whereas 70.9% had not been vaccinated for rabies at all. In this study, the incidence of being licked was 3.56%, and of being bitten 0.69%, on average stays of 30.06 days in Southeast Asia. More than a half (54%) of exposures occurred in the first 10 days after arrival in Southeast Asia. SN - 1476-1645 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20519619/Rabies_exposure_risk_among_foreign_backpackers_in_Southeast_Asia_ L2 - https://ajtmh.org/doi/10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0699 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -