Wednesday, 07 October 2020 15:36

Rabies update: South Africa September 2020

An update on rabies in South Africa

September 2020

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In April 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) published their revised position on rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulins (Available from:

This document summarises the current recommended regimens for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for rabies in South Africa as of January 2020.

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Protecting your family and pets against rabies

Updated: 03 March 2020

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Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

Rabies - Frequently asked questions

Rabies - Frequently asked questions

Updated: 21 September 2017

Published in Rabies

General travel health advice for travelling to South Africa, including routine and recommended vaccinations.  Details on - Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Rabies

Updated 06 July 2016

Saturday, 22 June 2013 02:00

Rabies factsheet

Rabies is a fatal illness caused by a virus that spreads to humans from contact with animal saliva. This can happen when an infected animal bites or scratches you.

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Important Notice

You are advised to visit your general practice surgery or a travel medicine clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel. However, it is never too late to seek advice.

If you have a medical condition, you are advised to discuss the suitability of the trip before you book.


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