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Research Article

Rabies Risk: Difficulties Encountered during Management of Grouped Cases of Bat Bites in 2 Isolated Villages in French Guiana

  • Franck Berger mail,

    franckdesp@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana

    Current address: Centre d'épidémiologie et de santé publique, camp militaire de Sainte Marthe, Marseille, France

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  • Noëlle Desplanches,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Sylvie Baillargeaux,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Michel Joubert,

    Affiliation: Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Manuelle Miller,

    Affiliation: Direction de l'Alimentation, de l'Agriculture et de la Forêt de Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Florence Ribadeau-Dumas,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Centre National de Référence de la Rage, Paris, France

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  • André Spiegel,

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana

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  • Hervé Bourhy

    Affiliation: Institut Pasteur, Centre National de Référence de la Rage, Paris, France

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  • Published: June 27, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002258

About the Authors

Franck Berger, Noëlle Desplanches, Sylvie Baillargeaux, André Spiegel
Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana
Michel Joubert
Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, Cayenne, French Guiana
Manuelle Miller
Direction de l'Alimentation, de l'Agriculture et de la Forêt de Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana
Florence Ribadeau-Dumas, Hervé Bourhy
Institut Pasteur, Centre National de Référence de la Rage, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: franckdesp@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FB ND MJ AS FRD. Performed the experiments: FB ND SB MM. Analyzed the data: FB SB HB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FB ND HB. Wrote the paper: FB ND AS HB.