TITLE

Imported Human Rabies -- California, 2008

PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/10/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 26, p713
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article reports the case of imported human rabies in an undocumented Mexican immigrant in California in March 2008. Isolation of the rabies virus indicated an uncharacterized variant of most closely related to viruses found in Mexican free-tailed bats, Tadarida brasiliensis. The epidemiological investigation conducted by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and health officials is summarized. It notes that the findings highlight the significance of a coordinated public health response across multiple international jurisdictions.
ACCESSION #
43260921

 

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