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Volume 25, Number 9—September 2019
Online Report

Decision Tool for Herpes B Virus Antiviral Prophylaxis after Macaque-Related Injuries in Research Laboratory Workers

Sapha Barkati1Comments to Author , Hashim Ba Taher1, Elizabeth Beauchamp, Cédric P. Yansouni, Brian J. Ward, and Michael D. Libman
Author affiliations: McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (S. Barkati, C.P. Yansouni, B.J. Ward, M.D. Libman); Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman (H.B. Taher); Hôpital Pierre-Boucher, Longueuil, Quebec (E. Beauchamp)

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Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics for 251 monkey-related injury events in 176 laboratory workers evaluated during 2012–2016*

Characteristic Events
Median worker age, y (IQR)
32 (24–38)
Worker sex, no. (%)
M 149 (59.4)
102 (40.6)
Prophylaxis received, no. (%)
Antiviral 167 (66.5)
12 (4.8)
Inadequate first aid received, no. (%)
36 (14.3)
Median score (IQR) 2 (1)
Discrepancy between documented and calculated scores, no. (%) 27 (10.8)

*IQR, interquartile range.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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