RABIES: A FATAL, BUT PREVENTABLE DISEASE

Posted: June 4, 2012 in Health

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RABIES: A FATAL, BUT PREVENTABLE DISEASE

Rabies is practically a 100% fatal disease .There are only 4
recorded survivors till date who recovered following intensive life
support and excellent nursing care.

Points to Remember:
1.Rabies is 100% fatal.
2.Rabies is preventable through wound care, correct use of vaccines and sera.
3.Incorrect/wrong treatment to animal bite victims may lead to rabies death and litigation under Consumer Protection Act.
4.It is very important also to elicit information about the biting
animal (dog/cat).
5.Healthy, pet and regularly vaccinated dog / cat (low risk
category).
6.Healthy, pet and vaccination doubtful or not done
(moderate risk category).
7.Rabid, Sick, died, stray (dog/cat) or other animals or wild
animals (high risk category).

The signs of rabies in the dog/cat are:
–>Any change in its normal behaviour
suggesting either undue aggression
or depression.
—>Running aimlessly and attacking
others without any provocation.
—>Becomes too drowsy and withdraws
itself…

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