alexa Importance to Vaccination Against Rabies in Travellers
ISSN: 2157-7560

Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination
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Importance to Vaccination Against Rabies in Travellers to Areas of Risk

Concepción Ladrón de Guevara García*
National Reference Center for Adults Imported Tropical Pathology and Pediatrics, Spain
*Corresponding Author : Concepción Ladrón de Guevara García
National Reference Center for Adults Imported
Tropical Pathology and Pediatrics
RICET, Hospital CarlosIII, C/Sinesio Delgado 10
Madrid, Spain
Tel: 00-34-630923619
Email: [email protected]
Received date: Jan 24, 2016; Accepted date: Mar 07, 2016; Published date: Mar 10, 2016
Citation: García CLDG (2016) Importance to Vaccination Against Rabies in Travellers to Areas of Risk. J Vaccines Vaccin 7:311. doi: 10.4172/2157-7560.1000311
Copyright: © 2016 García CLDG, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

A patient returned from Algeria showing a grade III wound (WHO standard) produced by a dog bite, was treated with rabies nerve tissue vaccines (NTVs) lacked the rabies immunoglobin, and developed a visible local reaction to the vaccine.
The last WHO position paper (2010) recommends replacing nerve-tissue vaccines with CCVs. The nerve tissue vaccines induce more-severe adverse reaction sand are less immunogenic than CCVs.
It should be assessed in travellers to areas of risk, pre-exposure vaccination, and eliminated the need to the use of rabies globulin post exposition, and avoid as much as possible the use of of nerve-tissue vaccines.

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