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Longevity of ID Rabies vaccination (TRIDL)

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Have you had intradermal (ID) rabies vaccine in our clinic more than 5 years ago? If so, we need your help. Would you volunteer a little of your blood to help advance travel medicine knowledge?. It is terribly sad that we can’t travel anywhere at present due to COVID-19, but I am confident that travel will eventually return […]

Rabies Vaccine Research Project BORS

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Update 21-4-21 We are thrilled to report we have now published this research. Mills DJ, Lau CL, Mills C, Furuya-Kanamori L. Efficacy of one-dose intramuscular rabies vaccine as pre-exposure prophylaxis in travellers. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2021 Apr 10;taab059. Link to the abstract is here https://academic.oup.com/jtm/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jtm/taab059/6219917 Thanks so much to all those who assisted with this project. […]

What is World Rabies day ? and why 28th September

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

World Rabies Day is in a few days. It aims to raise awareness about rabies. This year’s theme is Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate. This year’s theme is Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate. Rabies is a serious problem in many parts of the world: Rabies threatens half the world’s population – about 55,000 deaths per year. Australia is truly a […]

Cost Rabies Vaccine

Monday, August 1st, 2016

My staff often get asked What’s the cost of rabies vaccine? how much does rabies vaccine cost? is it worth having rabies vaccine etc The Cost of Rabies Vaccine varies depending on how it is given. The cost does not have to be huge – it can be about the same price as a typhoid/hep A […]

Post-Exposure Rabies Vaccine

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Animal bites or scratches in Rabies infected countries are very serious. Whether it is a bite or a scratch, if the skin is broken you need urgent treatment. A lick over broken skin is also significant, as this is enough to allow the rabies virus to enter. If the skin is not broken, you do […]


Monday, August 17th, 2015

Important Have you been bitten, scratched or licked by a mammal when you were overseas in a rabies infected country? You cannot tell by looking at the animal if it has rabies If you wait until you get symptoms of rabies – it is fatal. Rabies disease can incubate for many years. DONT RISK IT […]

World Rabies Day 2013

Friday, September 27th, 2013

QLD media release and media outcomes FOR WORLD RABIES DAY SAT, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 ‘Look, but don’t touch’ urges Queensland rabies expert A leading travel-health pioneer will issue Queenslanders with a public health warning today (Saturday, September 28) about the risks associated with a disease that kills an estimated 55,000 people each year.1 Dr Deborah […]

Rabies Vaccine for Travel – who needs it?

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Rabies vaccine is a dilemma to many Australian travellers. Travellers seek advice from many sources, (eg doctors, Google, travel agents, fellow travellers etc) and often receive conflicting information about rabies. Some sources say have rabies vaccine, some say do not have rabies vaccine… Below is a typical question I receive.. My daughter, leaves for a […]

Rabies in Bali

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

In September 2008, the first cases of rabies were reported in Bali. The number of reported human deaths has now surpassed 40, but only 28 are ‘officially’ reported. No deaths in tourists so far. Post bite vaccination is not readily available in Bali. A Sunshine Coast family were reported to be in Bali for less […]

Volunteers needed for intra-dermal JE vaccine trial (JEVID)

Friday, October 1st, 2021

We need your help for a research project on Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine In this study, we are using the normal, registered JE vaccine. This vaccine is already widely used in Australia and is very effective, but normally costs about $300 per dose. Unfortunately, many travellers who would otherwise like to be vaccinated are forced to decline […]

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