Rabies risk among travellers

Di Quinzio, Melanie; McCarthy, Anne
February 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/26/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 5, p567
Academic Journal
The article offers travelers some important information about rabies. The authors discuss the risk of travelers to get rabies, particularly from dogs, and mention the countries with high human rabies incidence. They suggest ways on how rabies can be prevented and what travelers must do after they got bitten or licked on mucous membranes or open wound by animals from a foreign country. Finally, they recommend pre-exposure vaccination to travelers who are going to rabies-endemic areas, to those people who will come into contact with stray animals and will not have rapid access to medical care as well as to those who will be traveling to countries where postexposure prophylaxis is unavailable or unsafe.


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