ROBERT KEITH SIKES, D.V.M., M.P.H.
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In this issue of the ANNALS Dehner reports a fatal case of rabies. This case, in a U.S. serviceman stationed in Vietnam, is of considerable importance for two reasons: First, it demonstrates that the post-exposure regimen prescribed by rabies experts is not always effective. Second, it demonstrates the need for immunizing our Armed Forces personnel before sending them to rabies epizootic areas of the world.
In the case Dr. Dehner described so vividly the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Public Health Service were followed. This treatment consisted of immediate cleansing of the wound, followed by passive
SIKES RK. Rabies Immunization. Ann Intern Med. ;72:435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-3-435_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(3):435.
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