• Found on all continents (except Antarctica), Rabies is 100% fatal if untreated and can be transmitted by the bite or scratch of any mammal, often bats or dogs.
  • Being vaccinated prior to potential exposure (called prophylaxis) markedly improves the chance of survival and simplifies post exposure treatment.
  • Recent international guidelines indicate that full immunity is obtained with 2 doses of Rabies vaccine.
  • Anyone who routinely handles mammals, including veterinarians and wildlife rescue workers, should be vaccinated against rabies.