Rabies is endemic in South Africa and most human cases are as a result of exposure to rabid dogs. There are between five and thirty lab confirmed human rabies cases per year. Post exposure prophylaxis for persons exposed to potentially rabid animals is quite widely available, including cell culture based human vaccines as well as rabies immunoglobulin ( human or equine). 

Updated: 17 July 2017

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