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Rabies

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide information in the notice to travellers dealing with the dangers to travellers from rabies contracted abroad.

Leaflet SA 35 "Notice to Travellers—Health Protection" already contains information on the dangers of rabies. We are hoping to publish in the spring a new edition of this leaflet with a revised text, placing greater emphasis on rabies, which occurs in many parts of the world and is becoming more common in Europe. It is vital that medical advice should be sought urgently on bites or scratches from animals that could be suffering from rabies. In addition to the leaflet SA 35, further publicity material for prospective and returning travellers is in preparation.