High number of rabies cases in Pune, Maharashtra, India

There have been 18 cases of rabies registered in the city of Pune so far this year.

Since rabies occurs almost world-wide, Sitata does not usually report all rabies cases. However, travellers are reminded that rabies is invariably a fatal disease, and contact with dogs, cats, monkeys, bats and other mammals should be avoided. Rabies vaccination is recommended for certain groups that might be at risk such as travellers involved in outdoor activities (e.g., campers, hikers, bikers, adventure travellers, and cavers) who may have direct contact with rabid dogs, bats, and other mammals. Those with occupational risks (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, researchers) and long-term travellers and expatriates are at higher risk.

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