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Rabies in Costa Rica

Recently, a biologist in Costa Rica acquired rabies while working in a cave.  For over five decades, Costa Rica has reported the lowest rates of rabies in Central America (El Salvador reports the highest rates), both in terms of cases and cases per 100,000 population. [1,2]   Costa Rica also reports the lowest incidence of animal rabies for the region.

In the above graph, data for Costa Rica appear as a row of red dots at the lower margin (arrow).

References:

  1. Berger S. Rabies: Global Status, 2018. 475 pages , 557 graphs , 2,570 references  https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/disease/rabies-global-status/
  2. Berger S. Infectious Diseases of Costa Rica, 2018. 334 pages , 120 graphs , 373 references https://www.gideononline.com/ebooks/country/infectious-diseases-of-costa-rica/
  3. Gideon e-Gideon multi-graph tool,   https://www.gideononline.com/cases/multi-graphs/

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