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Research Article

Rabies-Related Knowledge and Practices Among Persons At Risk of Bat Exposures in Thailand

  • Kis Robertson mail,

    kir6@cdc.gov

    Affiliation: Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Boonlert Lumlertdacha,

    Affiliation: Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Rabies), Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Richard Franka,

    Affiliation: Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Brett Petersen,

    Affiliation: Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Saithip Bhengsri,

    Affiliation: International Emerging Infections Program, Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Sununta Henchaichon,

    Affiliation: International Emerging Infections Program, Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Leonard F. Peruski,

    Affiliation: International Emerging Infections Program, Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Henry C. Baggett,

    Affiliation: International Emerging Infections Program, Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Susan A. Maloney,

    Affiliation: International Emerging Infections Program, Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Charles E. Rupprecht

    Affiliation: Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: June 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001054

About the Authors

Kis Robertson, Brett Petersen
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Boonlert Lumlertdacha
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Rabies), Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand
Richard Franka, Charles E. Rupprecht
Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Saithip Bhengsri, Sununta Henchaichon, Leonard F. Peruski, Henry C. Baggett, Susan A. Maloney
International Emerging Infections Program, Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Bangkok, Thailand

Corresponding Author

Email: kir6@cdc.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KR BL RF SB LFP HCB SAM CER. Performed the experiments: KR BL BP SB SH. Analyzed the data: KR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KR. Wrote the paper: KR BL RF BP SH LFP HCB SAM. Served as an interpreter and interviewer, and facilitated recruitment: BL. Facilitated collaboration with contacts in Thailand so logistics were in place for study: RF. Interviewed subjects: SB SH. Assisted with logistics: LFP HCB SAM.