02 Jul 2018

Public Health England post-exposure rabies treatment guidance published

Updated guidelines on rabies post-exposure treatment Public Health England post-exposure rabies treatment guidance published

Public Health England has published updated detailed guidelines on rabies post-exposure treatment in view of the changes agreed by Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in February 2018.

This includes:

  • Definitions of rabies exposures and animal and country risks
  • A reduction in the number of vaccine doses for immunocompetent individuals from five to four for post-exposure treatment
  • A change to the recommendation on the use of rabies immunoglobulin
  • Guidance on how to manage immunosuppressed individuals who have had a possible rabies exposure

For specific information for individual countries please go to our Country Information pages.

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