Rabies is a viral infection caused by viruses belonging to the Lyssavirus genus. Rabies vaccine is a vaccine used to prevent from rabies. There are numerous vaccines available in the market. These vaccines are used after the dog bite. It is recommended that those who are at high risk of exposure be vaccinated before potential exposure.
In Argentina mostly it is like complete pre-exposure series consists of three doses of vaccine injected into the deltoid muscle on days 0, 7, and 21 or 28. The vaccines used for pre-exposure and post-exposure vaccination are the same, but the immunization pattern is different. Even when pre-exposure vaccine has been received, urgent medical advice should be sought after any animal or bat bite.
In Argentina, the statistic rate is having an inadequate surveillance at present and less than 0.01% of samples tested annually and it gets updated approximately for every 2 years at the REDIPRA meeting. The statistics rate is about 86-90%.Vaccines are effective in humans and other animals. Vaccinating dogs is very effective in preventing the spread of rabies to humans.