Prevention strategies for overseas travellers at risk of rabies
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Prevention strategies for overseas travellers at risk of rabies

Reduce the transmission of rabies in humans by learning to raise awareness of the disease and its vaccinations

World Continuing Education Alliance
Updated Dec 19, 2019

This module aims to raise awareness of the transmission of rabies to humans and address prevention strategies for those travelling overseas.

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.

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