Rabies prevention in people who travel overseas
Jennifer Anderson Lead nurse, Trailfinders Travel Clinic, London
Increasing numbers of UK travellers are visiting rabies-endemic countries. This article describes how this invariably fatal disease is transmitted to humans and how it may be prevented by increased awareness, and pre and post-exposure vaccination. It aims to help practitioners identify patients at increased risk of rabies, and looks at the common myths and misconceptions travellers may have about rabies and rabies vaccination.
Nursing Standard. 27, 12,45-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.11.27.12.45.c9416Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review