Rabies: the green book, chapter 27
Rabies immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.
Rabies is an acute viral encephalomyelitis caused by members of the lyssavirus genus. The disease may be caused by rabies virus genotype 1 (classical rabies) or less commonly by rabies-related lyssaviruses. The presentations are clinically indistinguishable. Rabies-related lyssaviruses implicated in human disease include European bat lyssaviruses (EBLVs) and Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV).
Last updated 26 May 2023 + show all updates
Updated to include changes to categories of exposure, post-exposure treatment, and advice relating to immunosuppressed individuals; updated contact details for specialist advice; removed Sanofi Rabies BP due to discontinuation.
Updated chapter in view of the changes to rabies pre and post-exposure treatment.
Updated the Body text to include link to NHS Choices.