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Rabies and other lyssaviruses

Information about rabies disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded by states and territories.

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Last updated: 
6 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
6 June 2018
1 August 2017

Changes to 4.16.5 Rabies immunoglobulin; 4.16.7 Dosage and administration; and 4.16.8 Recommendations

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22 June 2015

Changes to 4.16.5 Rabies immunoglobulin and 4.16.8 Recommendations

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Definitions

RIG
rabies immunoglobulin
HRIG
human rabies immunoglobulin
IU
international units
PEP
post-exposure prophylaxis
WHO
World Health Organization
ABLV
Australian bat lyssavirus
IM
intramuscular
PCECV
purified chick embryo cell vaccine (rabies)
RNA
ribonucleic acid
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
SC
subcutaneous
JE
Japanese encephalitis
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
IV
intravenous
WA
Western Australia
CDNA
Communicable Diseases Network Australia