Monkey bites among US military members, Afghanistan, 2011

Luke E. Mease, Katheryn A. Baker

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Bites from Macaca mulatta monkeys, native to Afghanistan, can cause serious infections. To determine risk for US military members in Afghanistan, we reviewed records for September-December 2011. Among 126 animal bites and exposures, 10 were monkey bites. Command emphasis is vital for preventing monkey bites; provider training and bite reporting promote postexposure treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1647-1649
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


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