Rabies is a deadly disease, normally spread to humans from infected animals through a bite, scratch, or even a lick on broken skin. Without prompt treatment, the disease is invariably fatal. This is why many countries have made great efforts to eliminate the disease within their borders but, despite this, rabies is still widespread across large areas of the globe. In this article, Dr Med. Vet. Verena Ziethlow at IDT Biologika will explain in detail about the new generation oral rabies virus vaccines.