Rabies is a viral disease transmitted to humans usually by a bite or scratch from a rabid animal (usually a dog). Once symptoms are present, rabies is almost always fatal.
Rabies in animals occurs in ALL continents except Antarctica. Approximately 60,000 people die from rabies each year. The majority of those deaths are in Asia and Africa.
The virus attacks the central nervous system causing, progressive damage to the brain and spinal cord.
Contact with wild or domestic animals during travel should be avoided.
*Vaccine most effective if given time to become active. Some immunity will be provided for this vaccine if given up to the day before travel.
** accelerated schedule