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Rabies is a rare but serious infection of the brain and nerves. It's usually caught from the bite or scratch of an infected animal.

Rabies can be found throughout the world, particularly in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. If your travel plans include these areas, speak to the MX Travel Clinic about preventing Rabies and the vaccination.

Reduce your risk

As rabies is transmitted through the bite of an infected animal there are some simple steps to take to avoid coming into contact with rabies.

  • Do not handle wild animals, particularly dogs and cats.
  • Watch children near animals at all times and discourage them from interacting with wild animals.

What to do if you’re bitten

After a possible exposure, basic first aid should be applied. Saliva should be thoroughly washed off with soap and water. Thoroughly wash the wound under a running tap for several minutes to flush the area, this can be effective if done quickly. Apply iodine solution or alcohol if possible.
Then seek immediate medical treatment.

Do you need the vaccine?

If you’re travelling to a high risk area and you plan on staying for a considerable period of time or you’ll be working with animals in these areas, we recommend the vaccine. For information about the vaccine and tips on how to avoid Rabies, visit our travel clinic for advice.

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