In these 2 years we have seen extreme behaviors of humans towards their pets. Some realized that pets are more dictated and we can rely on them more than humans and on the other hand with the fear of infection some dropped their pets on roads.
What is rabies?
Rabies is a preventable viral disease most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.
What are the symptoms?
Requires a medical diagnosis. Symptoms include fever, headache, excess salivation, muscle spasms, paralysis and mental confusion.
How can it be prevented?
- Eliminating rabies in dogs
Vaccinating dogs is the most cost-effective strategy for preventing rabies in people.
- Awareness on rabies and preventing dog bites
Increasing awareness of rabies prevention and control in communities includes education and information on responsible pet ownership, how to prevent dog bites, and immediate care measures after a bite.
- Immunization of people
The vaccine used to immunize people after or before exposure to rabies is same. Pre-exposure immunization is recommended. Immunization of children living in, or visiting outskirt areas. As they play with animals, they may receive more severe bites, or may not report bites.
Let’s spread knowledge not fear! Stay safe.