The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US recommends a pre-exposure Rabies series for Botswana. My husband and I are going on safari there in May. These shots are very expensive, $300 each, and there are 3 of them in the series. So this is very expensive.
I know there was a previous thread here:
But it didn't cover all of my questions, and the thread is pretty old.
I know that you need more injections after you have been exposed. This difference is with the pre-exposure shots, you only 2 instead of 4 rabies shots and you don't need the Rabies Immune Globulin.
Now if someone on safari were bitten by a rabid animal, what would be the protocol? Are there medical facilities with the rabies shots and the Rabies Immune Globulin?
This also makes me wonder if in general in anywhere in the world, you are bitten by an animal. It may or may not be rabid, as it can take a while to show symptoms. You have to send the animal off for testing to find out if it was rabid or not. If the test is positive, then you get the injections. All of this can take some time, so it seems to me you can just get the rabies injections when you get home?