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Rabies: the green book, chapter 27

Rabies immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.

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Rabies: the green book, chapter 27

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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).

Published 28 November 2012
Last updated 19 April 2013 + show all updates
  1. Updated the Body text to include link to NHS Choices.
  2. First published.