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Worldwide rabies risk reminder

10 Jan 2022

A reminder for travellers of the global risk of rabies Read more

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Rabies

25 Mar 2019

Rabies occurs in warm-blooded mammals and is transmitted to humans, most often by a bite or scratch from an infected animal, usually a dogRead more

Diseases

Outbreak Surveillance

Rabies in South Africa

22 Apr 2022 South Africa + Kwazulu-Natal
Eastern Cape

As of 20 April 2022, 349 canine cases and four related human deaths have been reported in 2022. The outbreaks of rabies in domestic dogs in the eThekwini Municipality, KwaZulu Natal and Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City municipalities, Eastern Cape have been ongoing since 2021.

Source: State

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Rabies in USA

07 Jan 2022 United States + Idaho
Illinois
Texas

Between 28 September and 3 November 2021, there were three confirmed cases of rabies (one each in Idaho, Illinois and Texas). All three cases died. All had direct contact with bats. The total number of rabies cases in 2021 was five, compared to no reported rabies cases in humans during 2020 and 2019.

Source: CDC

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Rabies in Germany ex Turkey

22 Sep 2021 View Countries + Germany
Turkey

On 20 September 2021, a confirmed rabies case was reported in an eight week old puppy brought illegally into Germany from Turkey (via Bulgaria) on 2 September 2021. The puppy died on 9 September 2021 in a veterinary clinic. All individuals who had contact with the dog have received emergency vaccinations.

Source: OIE

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