July 17, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(12):1042-1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890460038010

During the last week in June 1948. Texas reported 23 cases of rabies in animals; Kentucky reported 11 cases and Indiana 9 cases. Of thirty-nine states making such reports to the United States Public Health Service, eighteen did not report cases. One human case was reported in Georgia.

From its foundation in 1907 through 1946 the Pasteur Institute of Southern India at Conoor1 has given antirabic treatment to 40,421 patients bitten or scratched by rabid animals, mostly, of course, dogs. Of these patients 402 subsequently died of rabies, a death rate of 0.99 per cent. Since 1922 many subsidiary centers for antirabic treatment have been opened. From 1922 through 1946, some 208,481 patients received antirabic treatment at these centers; of these patients 716 died of rabies, a death rate of 0.34 per cent. During 1946, patients treated at the Institute were 402, with 2 deaths, and 19,922 patients were

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