Rabies: prevention strategies for overseas travellers
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Rabies: prevention strategies for overseas travellers

Jacqueline Pye Paediatric nurse specialist, Complete Healthcare International, Singapore

Rabies is a fatal viral disease that causes acute inflammation of the brain in humans. Transmission is usually through a bite or scratch or contact with the saliva of an infected animal. However, it is a vaccine preventable disease. It is important that those travelling to rabies-endemic countries are aware of the risk of rabies transmission and the role of pre and post-exposure vaccination.

Nursing Standard. 28, 40,54-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.40.54.e8724

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 02 January 2014

Accepted: 13 March 2014