Human rabies prevention--United States, 1999. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

MMWR Recomm Rep. 1999 Jan 8;48(RR-1):1-21.


These revised recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices update the previous recommendations on rabies prevention (MMWR 1991;40[No.RR-3]:1-14) to reflect the current status of rabies and antirabies biologics in the United States. This report includes new information about a human rabies vaccine approved for U.S. use in 1997, recommendations regarding exposure to bats, recommendations regarding an observation period for domestic ferrets, and changes in the local administration of rabies immune globulin.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Contraindications
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / adverse effects
  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
  • Rabies / diagnosis
  • Rabies / prevention & control*
  • Rabies / transmission
  • Rabies Vaccines* / administration & dosage
  • Rabies Vaccines* / adverse effects
  • Rabies virus / immunology
  • Serologic Tests
  • United States
  • Vaccination


  • Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
  • Rabies Vaccines