How is rabies prevented among healthcare workers?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Universal precautions and respiratory precautions during respiratory therapy are indicated for health care providers. Rabies postexposure prophylaxis of health care workers is indicated only for high-risk exposures as determined with the assistance of local infection control and public health authorities.


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