What countries are affected by rabies?
Rabies is common throughout many countries, including Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Indonesia, and North Eastern Europe.
Travellers to countries which have a high-risk of rabies should take the following precautions:
- avoid close contact with wild and domestic animals, this is especially important for children
- do not carry food around, or feed/play with monkeys or other animals
- talk to your doctor about vaccination for rabies.
Sources & Citations
1. NSW Government, Department of Health, Rabies and Australian bat lyssavirus infection fact sheet. Available at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Factsheets/rabies.pdf (accessed 17 March 2020).
3. Australian Government, Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. Rabies and other lyssaviruses. Available at: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/rabies-and-other-lyssaviruses (accessed 10 March 2020).
7. World Health Organisation. Distribution of risk levels for humans contacting rabies, worldwide, 2013. Available at: https://www.who.int/rabies/Global_distribution_risk_humans_contracting_rabies_2013.png?ua=1 (accessed 17 March 2020).
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