What is rabies? FAQs

Your questions answered

We are sorry that we cannot give individual medical advice.

Please treat any potential exposure to rabies seriously and seek medical, or veterinary, advice urgently if you, or your animal, has been bitten by an animal that may be infected.

A downloadable pdf of Frequently Asked Questions prepared by the WHO Regional Office for South East Asia is available here

What is rabies?

What is rabies?

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Exposure, prevention and treatment

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Symptoms, diagnosis

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