Advertisement
Research Article

Risk of Potentially Rabid Animal Exposure among Foreign Travelers in Southeast Asia

  • Watcharapong Piyaphanee mail,

    tewpe@mahidol.ac.th

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Chatporn Kittitrakul,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Saranath Lawpoolsri,

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Philippe Gautret,

    Affiliation: Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire en Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France

    X
  • Wataru Kashino,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Waraluk Tangkanakul,

    Affiliation: Suvarnabhumi Port Health Office, Bureau of General Communicable Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand

    X
  • Prangthip Charoenpong,

    Affiliation: Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Thitiya Ponam,

    Affiliation: Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Suda Sibunruang,

    Affiliation: Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, the Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Weerapong Phumratanaprapin,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Terapong Tantawichien

    Affiliation: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

    X
  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001852

About the Authors

Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Chatporn Kittitrakul, Wataru Kashino, Weerapong Phumratanaprapin
Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Saranath Lawpoolsri
Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Philippe Gautret
Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire en Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France
Waraluk Tangkanakul
Suvarnabhumi Port Health Office, Bureau of General Communicable Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, Thailand
Prangthip Charoenpong, Thitiya Ponam
Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Suda Sibunruang
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, the Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand
Terapong Tantawichien
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

Corresponding Author

Email: tewpe@mahidol.ac.th

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: W Piyaphanee CK WT TP SS W Phumratanaprapin TT. Performed the experiments: W Piyaphanee CK WT PC TP SS. Analyzed the data: W Piyaphanee CK SL PG WK PC SS W Phumratanaprapin TT. Wrote the paper: W Piyaphanee SL PG. Revised manuscript critically: W Piyaphanee CK SL PG WK WT PC TP SS W Phumratanaprapin TT. Final approval of manuscript: W Piyaphanee CK SL PG WK WT PC TP SS W Phumratanaprapin TT.