Figure 14.5.2 Rabies exposure investigations and post-exposure prophylaxis
Number of rabies exposure investigations and investigations resulting in the recommendation of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) by year, Middlesex-London, 2008 to 2018
Between 2008 and 2018, more than 9,000 individuals in Middlesex-London were assessed for possible rabies exposure after being bitten or scratched by an animal. Since 2010, the number of rabies exposure investigations consistently increased; the number more than doubled between 2010 (n=460) and 2018 (n=1,094).
The number of Middlesex-London residents assessed for possible rabies exposure steadily increased between 2010 and 2018. During that time period, 11.8% of exposures resulted in public health recommending post-exposure prophylaxis.