A Case for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis of High-Risk Groups against Rabies in India

  • Ajit Shewale Division of Zoonotic Diseases Programme, National Centre for Disease Control, 22 - Shamnath Marg Civil Lines, Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8301-5723
  • Tushar Nale Division of Zoonotic Diseases Programme, National Centre for Disease Control, 22 - Shamnath Marg Civil Lines, Delhi, India.
  • Monal Darpotdar Division of Zoonotic Diseases Programme, National Centre for Disease Control, 22 - Shamnath Marg Civil Lines, Delhi, India.
  • Simmi Tiwari Division of Zoonotic Diseases Programme, National Centre for Disease Control, 22 - Shamnath Marg Civil Lines, Delhi, India.

Abstract

Rabies is a fatal zoonotic disease which has tormented humanity since antiquity. It is transmitted after the bite of a rabid animal and is 100 % fatal if timely intervention of appropriate wound management and Anti Rabies Prophylaxis is not given to the animal bite victims. About 96% of the mortality and morbidity is associated with dog bites.

How to cite this article:
Shewale A, Nale T, Daptardar M, Tiwari S. A Case for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis of High-Risk Groups against Rabies in India. J Commun Dis 2021; 53(1): 110-116.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/0019.5138.202118

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Published
2021-03-31