Prevention of Rabies
Prevention of Rabies:
Methods of prevention of Rabies mentioned in various sources
includes those listed below.
This prevention information is gathered from various sources,
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Rabies.
- Immediately clean the animal bite wound - use soap and water, or just water if no soap.
- Seek immediate medical attention - after a bite or exposure.
- Rabies vaccine shots - taken as a safeguard, or as a preventive treatment after a bite or exposure.
- Avoid wild animals
- Pet vaccination
- Lifestock vaccination
- Seal house animal entry points
Medications used to prevent Rabies:
Some of the different medications in the possible prevention of Rabies include:
- Rabies Virus Vaccine
- Imovax Rabies
Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment
or change in treatment plans.
Medical news about treatments for Rabies
These medical news articles may be relevant to Rabies treatment:
Clinical Trials for Rabies
Some of the clinical trials for Rabies include:
Treatments for Rabies
Treatments to consider for Rabies may include:
- Human rabies immunoglobulin (HRIG) shots - a form of rapid passive immunization; used before starting rabies shots.
- Rabies vaccine shots - active immunization; typically a series of 5 shots; there are various types of rabies shots.
- Intensive care
- more treatments...»
Prevention of Rabies:
Rabies, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)
Control of rabies in animals and avoiding contact
with possibly rabid animals are the best methods to prevent getting
- Make sure your pets and other domesticated animals, including
dogs, cats, ferrets, sheep, cattle, and horses, regularly get
animal rabies shots.
- Keep your dog on a leash when it's outside of the yard and do
not chain it inside the yard.
- Avoid contact with wild or unfamiliar animals, and don't touch
them even when they are dead.
- Seal basement, porch, and attic openings and cap chimneys to
prevent animals from entering your home.
- Report strays or animals acting strangely or sick to your
local animal control authorities.
(Source: excerpt from Rabies, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID
Facts About Rabies: CDC-OC (Excerpt)
Here are some measures for preventing rabies infection:
- Avoid contact with wild animals; especially bats, foxes, raccoons,
- Make sure your pets are vaccinated against rabies. This includes
your cats as well as dogs, since more cats than dogs were reported
rabid during all, but two, of the past 16 years.
- Although it is not possible to determine if an animal is infected
by simple observation, signs which should lead you to suspect that it
may be rabid include nervousness, aggressiveness, excessive drooling
and foaming at the mouth, or abnormal behavior (e.g., wild animals
losing their fear of people or animals normally active at night being
seen in the daytime).
(Source: excerpt from Facts About Rabies: CDC-OC
Prevention Claims: Rabies
Information on prevention of Rabies comes from many sources.
There are some sources that claim preventive benefits
for many different diseases for various products.
We may present such information
in the hope that it may be useful,
however, in some cases claims of Rabies prevention may be
dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine.
Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment,
or change of treatment plans with your doctor
or professional medical specialist.
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