In summarythe advantages of getting your own rabies antibodies before travel is to reduce the urgency, trip disruption and complexity of treatment
  • to prevent uncertainty and 'ruining' this trip and future holidays !
  • most important & the greatest benefit is that it totally eliminates the need for blood products ie. human rabies immune globulin which is difficult if not impossible to obtain in many developing countries (eg Peru & India has no HRIG)
  • reducing the need for post bite vaccines from 5 to 2 shots
  • reducing the post bite treatment period from 28 days to 3 days
  • and last of all, it allows for a delay in treatment 

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