02 Jul 2018

Country specific rabies risk and recommendations 2018 updated

Updated rabies risk and country specific recommendations Country specific rabies risk and recommendations 2018 updated

NaTHNaC has reviewed and updated rabies country specific information recommendations. Working with Public Health England the cases reported in animals in 2015 - 2017, and if available, in 2018 in the World Animal Health Information Database (OIE) were reviewed.

In addition, reports on the NaTHNaC Outbreak Surveillance database were collated regarding known or presumed cases in indigenous domestic and/or wild animals. Where data was lacking for a country, other verifiable sources were sought including personal communications with the national authorities. Where no or limited data was available, a consensus opinion was formed based upon the best available evidence.

Following this review 11 new countries are considered to have a bat lyssavirus (bat rabies) risk only:

American Samoa, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

French Guiana has been updated from a low risk to a risk country for rabies.

The latest news about larger rabies outbreaks can be found on the Outbreak Surveillance database.

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