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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 18, No. 3, 2018, pp. 539-541
Bioline Code: hs18069
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2018, pp. 539-541

 en Rabies encephalitis in children: a resurgence of a fatal anthropozoonosis
Khalsi, Fatma; Ayari, Ahmed; Romdhane, Manel Ben; Tinsa, Faten & Boussetta, Khedija


Rabies is a ubiquitous fatal disease and its large wild life reservoir may precipitate a flare-up whenever stringent control is relaxed. It remains a serious public health challenge in the developing world. It is estimated that up to 40–60,000 cases of human rabies occur annually, mostly in rural areas of Africa and Asia, and with a particularly high incidence in young children (under the age of 15 years). Although Tunisia has implemented a national program against rabies since 1982, we are still recording one or two cases every year; in these cases, the victims generally did not consult after a dog bite and did not receive prophylaxis.
We report in this article the case of an eleven year old child, who received post exposure prophylaxis and unfortunately developed fatal rabies.

© Copyright 2018 - Khalsi et al.

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