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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
  • RabAvert

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:

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 rabies.

  • 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, and skunks.
  • 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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