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World Health Organization 2018 Guidelines on Rabies Prophylaxis: Contentious Issues

MK Sudarshan

Keywords : Immunoglobulin, Literature review, Monoclonal antibody, Prophylaxis, Rabies, Vaccines

Citation Information : Sudarshan M. World Health Organization 2018 Guidelines on Rabies Prophylaxis: Contentious Issues. Pediatr Inf Dis 2019; 1 (4):154-156.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1226

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reviewed the scientific advancements in the area of rabies prophylaxis and in 2018 issued new guidelines for consideration of the national governments for implementation. Following this, a Government of India (GoI) expert group met in January 2019 in Delhi and examined these WHO recommendations for implementation in India. In this article, the author has reviewed both the WHO and GoI recommendations and provides expert interpretation and opinion to both service providers in government institutions and private medical practitioners.

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  1. WHO, WHO expert consultation on rabies, Technical Report Series, 1012, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. Government of India. National Centre for Disease Control, expert group meeting to review the national guidelines on rabies prophylaxis, 8th January, 2019, Minutes of the meeting, New Delhi.
  3. WHO, Rabies vaccines: WHO position paper – April, 2018, Weekly epidemiological record, no.16, 93, Geneva, Switzerland.
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