In light of World Rabies Day on 28 September, we will dedicate this week’s post to Rabies: The facts, the figures, how to prevent it and our goals.
Today we look at what you should do if a rabid or unknown animal has bitten you:
- Make the bite / wound bleed as much as possible, then wash with clean water and soap or disinfectant. This reduces the chance of rabies substantially. THIS IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR IMMEDIATE TREATMENT BY A DOCTOR INCLUDING POST EXPOSURE RABIES VACCINATIONS!
- You should go and see your doctor IMMEDIATELY!
- DO NOT WAIT: once you are infected the disease is always fatal if not treated immediately, or once symptoms appear!
For more information, see our flyer at the following link: TNR Rabies Prevention Flyer