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Post-exposure rabies vaccination

05 February 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Bites from dogs, cats, bats and monkeys are the most common source of rabies infection in humans. Fatal cases of rabies are relatively rare in the UK, because of...

Rabies prevention in people who travel overseas

21 November 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Increasing numbers of UK travellers are visiting rabies-endemic countries. This article describes how this invariably fatal disease is transmitted to humans and how...

Understanding rabies: avoidance and treatment

01 September 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

A zoonotic disease, rabies is an encephalitis caused by the rabies virus. It is estimated that there are about 55,000 cases of rabies each year worldwide, almost all...

Rabies: prevention strategies for overseas travellers

04 June 2014

Nursing Standard


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...