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Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis…What is it?

Rabies is no longer the widespread concern it once was, but it is still a disease that is almost always fatal in mammals. Rabies is spread most often through bites or scratches from an infected animal. Once infection occurs, the virus causes catastrophic effects on the central nervous system and

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Rabies Vaccine

What Is the Right Time to Have the Rabies Vaccine?

  The right time to have the rabies vaccine is about one month before you plan to travel, this is because the vaccine is administered in three doses and usually over a period of 28 days. Touchwood Pharmacy offers the rabies vaccination at their clinic in Streatham and we also

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Details on Rabies

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Rabies?

Rabies is a very serious disease that can still be found across the globe. Even though it is not as common as it once was, once the symptoms of rabies appear, it is almost always fatal.  It is still very important to understand the disease and how to prevent it.

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Rabies Vaccine: Who Should Get It and How it Works?

Rabies is not present in the United Kingdom in any great degree; there is a small amount of the disease in the wild bat population. However, if you visit other parts of the world then you may be at risk from rabies depending on where you are staying and for how long. 

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The Importance of the Rabies Vaccine

Rabies is not present in the UK other than in some of the wild bat population but it is a disease which is endemic in different parts of the world. If you are travelling to certain countries then it is important to take precautions against rabies and understand where the risks lie. 

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Why are Rabies Vaccinations Important for Pet Travel?

Rabies is a very serious and thankfully very rare brain infection which also affects the central nervous system that is most usually caught from the scratch or bite of an infected animal. It is a disease found throughout the world but especially in Asia, Africa and Central and South America.

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How Long Does the Rabies Vaccine Keep you Immune?

You should consider having the rabies vaccine if you are travelling to parts of the world where rabies is endemic and you plan to stay for a few weeks or when there is limited access to medical facilities due to the remoteness of the location.

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Why do we need to get vaccinated against rabies?

You should always consider having the rabies vaccination if you are travelling to a part of the world where rabies is endemic.  Rabies is a rare but very serious infection of the brain and nervous system and is found in Asia, Africa and Central and South America.

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