Rabies

Approximate learning time

20 minutes

Course Overview

Rabies is an acute viral encephalomyelitis caused by the rabies virus. This short course will provide you with a quick revision of the condition and is suitable for any non specialist healthcare professional that deals with travellers that are potentially exposed to rabies.

Course Objective

By the end of this course you will understand:

  • What rabies is and how it is transmitted.
  • In which areas of the world travellers` have a higher risk of contracting rabies.
  • The types of rabies and the signs and symptoms.
  • The measures travellers can take to prevent rabies
  • The pre and post exposure vaccines available