Rapid response for rabies

Bitten by a monkey in Bali! What is the risk of rabies? Zero to almost negligible. Should you advise post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)? Probably yes.

Will health departments in Australia approve it? Yes. Will they be happy doing so? Probably not. It is an expensive and a controversial topic.

Rabies virus arrived in Bali in early 2008 from Kalimantan, and canine rabies is now endemic. Within two years there had been over 100 human deaths.