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Management of rabies

J. Weyer, Lucille Blumberg
South African Family Practice | Vol 61, No 3 : May/June| a4973 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v61i3.4973 | © 2019 J. Weyer, Lucille Blumberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 October 2019 | Published: 15 July 2019

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J. Weyer, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service; University of Pretoria, South Africa
Lucille Blumberg, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa

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Abstract

Rabies is endemic in South Africa and human rabies cases continue to be reported annually. Most human cases in South Africa are dog-transmitted. Whilst efforts are underway to control and eventually eliminate dog rabies in the country, prevention of the disease through appropriate use of rabies postexposure prophylaxis is critical to save lives. This article provides a summary of rabies in South Africa and key aspects of the prevention of the disease in exposed humans.


Keywords

rabies; human rabies; rabies vaccination; post-exposure prophylaxis

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