The Global Availability of Rabies Immune Globulin and Rabies Vaccine in Clinics Providing Indirect Care to Travelers
Article first published online: 25 NOV 2013
Published 2013. This article is a U.S.Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.
Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 62–66, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Jentes, E. S., Blanton, J. D., Johnson, K. J., Petersen, B. W., Lamias, M. J., Robertson, K., Franka, R., Muhm, D., Rupprecht, C. E., Marano, N. and Brunette, G. W. (2014), The Global Availability of Rabies Immune Globulin and Rabies Vaccine in Clinics Providing Indirect Care to Travelers. Journal of Travel Medicine, 21: 62–66. doi: 10.1111/jtm.12085
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 25 NOV 2013
We assessed rabies vaccine (RV) and immune globulin (RIG) availability on the local market by querying US Embassy medical staff worldwide. Of 112 responses, 23% were from West, Central, and East Africa. RV and RIG availability varied by region. Possible rabies exposures accounted for 2% of all travelers' health inquiries.