Rabies is a fatal viral infection, is usually acquired in humans from the bite of an infected animal (dogs/bats etc). Nearly all deaths in humans worldwide result from the bite of a rabid dog.
Who should be vaccinated?
Travellers to high-risk areas for stays of more than one month where there is also limited access to medical care and particularly to easy post-exposure prophylaxis.
Travellers to high-risk areas for stays of less than one month who may be exposed to rabies because of their travel activities and limited access to post-exposure medical care.