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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 2

Characteristics of 251 monkey-related injury events by location, depth of injury, and exposure type in 176 laboratory workers evaluated during 2012–2016*

No. (%) events
Location of injury
Head and neck 51 (20.32)
Limbs 187 (74.50)
13 (5.18)
Depth of injury
Deep 39 (15.5)
212 (84.5)
Exposure type
Any exposure to skin with no penetration 12 (4.78)
Scratch with loss of skin integrity 48 (19.12)
Bite with loss of skin integrity 68 (27.09)
Mucosal splash with saliva/CNS tissue or fluid/fluid from oral or genital lesions 6 (2.39)
Mucosal splash with other bodily fluid 15 (5.98)
Needlestick or other puncture associated with CNS tissue/fluid, monkey mucosa/eyelid, or fluid from oral/genital lesions 10 (3.98)
Needlestick or other puncture associated with other bodily fluid 55 (21.91)
Puncture/laceration or with object potentially contaminated with bodily fluid 37 (14.74)

*CNS, central nervous system.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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