Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Rabies Vaccination, Passive

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_2908

Synonyms

Application of rabies immune globulin; Rabies immune prophylaxis

Definition

The application of rabies‐immune globulin is performed as a prophylactic passive vaccination after a contact with an animal which is suspected of being infected with rabies or which suffers from rabies. In this regard, contact is not only defined as a bite, but also as a touching of the animal or a licking by the animal.

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