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
5.Healthy, pet and regularly vaccinated dog / cat (low risk
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
—>Running aimlessly and attacking
others without any provocation.
—>Becomes too drowsy and withdraws
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