Is rabies a problem in Thailand?

How common is rabies in Thailand?

There have been 400 confirmed cases of rabies in animals in Thailand since the beginning of the year, according to the Department of Livestock Development (DLD). That’s double the number over the same period in 2017. Dogs are the main carrier of rabies in Thailand, followed by cows and cats.

Is Thailand a rabies free country?

Through mass dog vaccination, and improved access to life-saving rabies PEP, Thailand has reduced the number of human rabies cases by more than 90% since the 1980s.

Is there rabies in Bangkok?

Rabies fast facts

In Thailand, 22 provinces are rabies red zones. They include Bangkok. 26 provinces have been declared “temporary epidemic zones”. This year, four deaths have so far been reported, with six more rabies-infected cases in Bangkok.

Can I get rabies vaccine in Thailand?

In Thailand, a tropical country in Indochina, rabies is common, and the rabies vaccination is an important post-exposure treatment. Each year, thousands of rabies vaccines are used for the post-exposure vaccination of local Thai people. There are also many post–exposure vaccinations given to foreigners.

Do MOnkeys in Thailand carry rabies?

Although rarely reported, documented cases of rabies infections in NHPs and subsequent transmission to humans do occur, warranting the need for rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) after NHP exposure in countries to which rabies is endemic.

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Location No.
Monkey Beach 15
Lopburi Monkey Temple 8

How much are rabies shots in Thailand?

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Vaccine Cost in Baht Cost in USD
Injectable Polio vaccine (IPV) (Out of stock) 420 $13
Rabies vaccine (Verorab, Chirorab®) 373 $11
Adult Tetanus+diphtheria+pertussis+polio vaccine (Tdap+IPV) (Out of stock) 848 $25
Adult Tetanus+diphtheria+pertussis (Tdap) 664 $20

Which vaccines are accepted in Thailand?


  • Moderna. mRNA-1273. Phase 1. Approved in 76 countries. …
  • Pfizer/BioNTech. BNT162b2. Phase 1. Approved in 103 countries. …
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Ad26.COV2.S. Phase 1. Approved in 76 countries. …
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca. AZD1222. Phase 1. …
  • Sinopharm (Beijing) BBIBP-CorV (Vero Cells) Phase 1. …
  • Sinovac. CoronaVac. Phase 1.

Which country has no rabies?

Countries generally recognised as rabies-free countries are: American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, England, Fiji, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Guam, Hawaii, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Malta, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Saint Lucia, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, St.

Which countries still have rabies?

Rabies is found throughout the world, particularly in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. It’s not found in the UK, except in a small number of wild bats. Rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms appear, but treatment before this is very effective.

Why there is no cure for rabies?

So why is rabies so difficult to treat? Viral infections can usually be treated using anti-viral drugs, which inhibit virus development. Rabies virus uses a myriad of strategies to avoid the immune system and hide from antiviral drugs, even using the blood brain barrier to protect itself once it has entered the brain.

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