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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Rabies: HRIG Injection
Human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) is a shot that is given as soon
as possible after a likely exposure to
rabies. HRIG contains rabies antibodies that
immediately inactivate and control the rabies virus until the vaccine begins to
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008). Human rabies prevention—United States 2008. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR, 57(Early Release): 1–28. Available online: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5703a1.htm.
Current as ofJuly 30, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
July 30, 2018
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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