Rabies is lethal if the symptoms develop and there is no specific antiviral drug for treatment of rabies. This makes it important that if you are bitten by an animal you receive injections to prevent the infection from taking hold.
Treatment of people bitten by animals
Clean the wound properly with soap and water after an animal bite. Consult your physician for advice regarding rabies vaccine. Your doctor after examining you can recommend the vaccination schedule.
Your doctor will advice rabies vaccine if;
There are 2 types of injection for protection against rabies after an animal bite. These include;
How to determine whether the animal that bitten you has rabie?
It may be possible to verify if the animal that has bitten you has rabies. Like, if the animal is a pet dog or cat that is vaccinated properly for rabies you won't need the shots. If you can locate and observe the animal that has bitten you for 10 days and the animal remains healthy in this period then you probably won’t need rabies shot. Consult your doctor and local public health officials to decide if it is sensible to wait before you receive rabies shots.