post exposure prophylaxis


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post exposure prophylaxis

Public health The administration of a vaccine and Ig after exposure to a potentially fatal pathogen–eg, rabies. See Rabies vaccine.
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Moreover, many people who were bitten by suspected rabid dogs did not get post exposure prophylaxis, and there is a lack of resources for rabies prevention and control.
Updated US public health service guidelines for the management of occupational exposures to HBV, HCV and HIV and recommendations for post exposure prophylaxis.
Rape survivors and the provision of HIV post exposure prophylaxis.
Post exposure prophylaxis for severe bites requires both active immunization, using vaccines such as those currently marketed by sanofi pasteur, and passive immunization in the form of rabies immunoglobulins (RIG).

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