Rabies - Awareness is your family’s best protection
Rabies must be treated early – before symptoms develop – or the disease is fatal.2 Although infection is relatively rare in humans, about half of those who do contract rabies are children under the age of 15. Vaccination to prevent rabies infection before exposure is reserved for people at high risk of contact with the virus, either because they work with animals or they’re travelling to areas with a high risk of rabies... read more.
Rabies doesn’t only affect animals. Do you know what to do if you’ve been bitten? In addition to over 1,500 clinics administering the rabies vaccine on Vaccines411, we have gathered a list of reliable resources on rabies. Click on the links below to answer your questions on how it is contracted, who is at greater risk of contracting rabies, what signs to look for, how it can be prevented etc.
When you are done, make sure to find the clinic nearest you offering the rabies vaccine by entering your postal code in the search box above, and selecting the "travel" category.
Articles of Interest:
- Rabies - Awareness is your family’s best protection Vaccines411
- Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Know the risks of rabies at home and abroad Montreal enSante
- Rabies: What to know about the virus in Canada CBC
- Rabies in Ontario - What should we do? Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
- How to Protect Yourself and Your Family Against Rabies Health Insight
Tips & Tools:
- Fact Sheet: Rabies WHO
- Rabies: OSH Answers Government of Canada
- Frequently Asked Questions on Rabies (PDF) WHO
- Rabies cases in Canada 2016 Government of Canada
- Rabies vaccine in Canada Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Rabies Day WHO
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This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.