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RABIES

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Rabies is endemic throughout most of the world and causes approximately 61,000 human deaths per year. The virus is carried in the saliva of infected mammals and is usually spread by a bite, but licks on open wounds and scratches have been enough to transmit the virus to humans.

The virus affects the nervous system and, once symptoms develop, death is inevitable – even with good medical care. A pre-exposure course of 3 vaccines is available and should be administered over a 3 – 4 week period. Scroll down for FAQs on Rabies.

WHAT REALLY ARE THE RISKS OF RABIES?

  • Approximately 61,000 people die from Rabies each year and it is endemic in 150 countries
  • Asia and Africa are the highest risk regions
  • India reports 18, 000 to 20,000 cases / deaths each year and accounts for about 36% of the world’s deaths from the disease
  • 95-97% of rabies patients are infected by dog bites
  • China delivered 10 million post exposure doses in 2010!
  • Nomad clinics administer post exposure rabies to clients almost every week

RABIES INTRADERMAL (ID) £55 PER DOSE

AGE OF USEDOSES REQUIREDSCHEDULETIME BEFOFE TRAVELBOOSTER REQUIRED
16 years+30, 7, 21 daysLast dose up to day before*1-10 years depending on risk

RABIES INTRAMUSCULAR (IM) £72 PER DOSE

AGE OF USEDOSES REQUIREDSCHEDULETIME BEFOFE TRAVELBOOSTER REQUIRED
Birth+30, 7, 21 daysLast dose up to day before*1-10 years depending on risk

*Vaccines work best if given time to become active. This vaccine can be given up to the day before travel and will provide some cover.

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