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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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How to protect you and your pet from Rabies?

The UK has been free from rabies since the beginning of the 20th century with the exception of the disease present in a small amount of the wild bat population.  It is, therefore, a relatively rare but nevertheless very serious disease.  If you are thinking of travelling to various parts of the world, there is a distinct risk of rabies in Central and South America, Asia and Africa.

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The Early Symptoms of Rabies

Feline rabies is a fatal disease that can get transferred from dog to humans. Learn about the early warning signs so that you can keep your dog and family safe.

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