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Intradermal rabies vaccine

Anthony Gherardin and Sonny Lau
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (1): 58-59.
Published online: 2 July 2007

To the Editor: Rabies vaccine is recommended for pre-exposure prophylaxis in travellers over 1 year old who intend to travel to predominantly developing countries where canine rabies is endemic. The incidence of dog bites in such countries is relatively high, being more common among travellers than typhoid fever.1 Postexposure rabies treatment of pre-immunised travellers is simpler, cheaper and safer than treatment of those who have not been immunised.

  • Anthony Gherardin
  • Sonny Lau

  • The Travel Doctor (TMVC), Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: tony.gherardin@hfi.com.au

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