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If i'm going to malawi, do i need a rabies vaccination?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Malawi: When traveling to Malawi – rabies vaccine is only needed if you will be engaging in activity where you will be outdoors with possible contact with bats or risk for animal bites.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I know if i need rabies vaccination?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
TRAVEL/OCCUPATION: Humans do not need Rabies Vaccine in us unless they are working in hazardous occupation like vets/animal care takers etc, as the chance of exposure in very minimal, and you only need the vaccine if you get bitten by an animal who is suspected of being a rabies carrier or disease. You may need Rabies Vaccine if you are travelling abroad in some countries and have a risk of being bitten by animal rabi.

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Last updated May 7, 2015

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