How to prevent rabies in travellers

Asia and Africa are the most high-risk areas, and dogs and monkeys are the most common source

Rabies occurs in more than 150 countries and is responsible for about 59,000 human deaths worldwide per year.1

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Monkey bites and scratches are a common source of exposure to the rabies virus.

Although rabies occurs on all continents with the exception of Antarctica, most deaths are in Asia (in particular the Indian subcontinent) and Africa.

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