Rabies review

Dr Ian Marr has produced a useful summary for our local ID & Micro tutes recently which is shared – Rabies_2018 Marr .

It includes reference to Australian bat lyssavirus which clearly may have an incidence outside of Australia (in bats and/or humans)! Serosurveillance of bat populations in the Philippines has suggested that lyssavirus infection of bats might be more widespread than previously thought.

For the purposes of post-grad UPNG pathology revision, I would suggest you consider these additional questions-

  1. What is the local epidemiology of rabies in SE Asia?  Especially focus on prevalence of cases within Indonesia.
  2. Read up the rabies vaccine advice provided by the Australian NHMRC Immunisation handbook.

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Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician
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