European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Rabies. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019.
For 2018, one case of travel-related rabies with exposure in Morocco was reported by the United Kingdom.
Rabies is a disease caused by rabies virus (a Lyssavirus). Every year, a small number of cases of rabies is reported in Europe - travel-related or autochthonous.
26 Jul 2019 -
The recommendation from ECDC follows reports of falsified rabies vaccines and anti-rabies serum circulating in the Philippines and is aimed at travellers who have received the vaccine or serum after possible exposure to rabies.
2 Jul 2019 -
In 2019, the hajj will take place between 9 and 14 August. The risk for EU/EEA citizens to become infected with communicable diseases during the 2019 hajj is considered low, thanks to the vaccination requirements for travelling to Makkah (Mecca) and the Saudi Arabian preparedness plans that address the management of health hazards during and after hajj.