Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that attacks an animals brain and spinal cord.
The virus is secreted in saliva and is usually transmitted when an infected animal bites another animal or person.
All mammals can be infected with rabies but the dog is the main source of infection in humans.
It is estimated that more than 55000 people die from rabies every year mainly in Asia and Africa.
Children are especially at risk from rabies.
5 But rabies is 100 preventable!
Effective rabies vaccines are available for people and animals. If you are at a high risk of rabies for example if you work with dogs you should ensure you are regularly vaccinated with a licensed antirabies vaccine.
Dog bites are the main vector of rabies in humans but mass killing of dogs is not an effective way of controlling rabies. Rabies in humans can however be eliminated from an area if enough dogs are vaccinated.
7 8th September is the first ever World Rabies Day
Despite rabies being preventable every 10 minutes someone dies from rabies infection. The aim of World Rabies Day on 8 September is to raise awareness all over the world about the impact of rabies and how we can work together to bring an end the disease once and for all.
There are many events taking place all over the world on World Rabies Day visit www.worldrabiesday.org to find out more.
9 What if I am bitten 10
Dont panic! Immediately wash the area thoroughly and vigorously with soap and running water for 10 minutes.
Seek medical attention without delay
The wound needs to be treated properly and you may need Post Exposure Therapy. If this is carried out quickly enough the infection can be stopped and rabies will be prevented.
If possible to do safely isolate the dog in a contained space (or remember what the dog looks like). Report the bite to the authorities
11 Working together to bring an end to rabies
Vaccinate your dog or cat
When you get a dog or cat immediately consult a veterinarian or public health official about anti-rabies vaccination.
Remember you will need to keep this up-to-date by taking your pet for regular vaccinations.
12 Animal birth control
If you have a dog or cat talk to a veterinarian about animal birth control measures to prevent unwanted puppies and kittens. Having your dog or cat neutered can also keep them healthier and better behaved.
13 Animal birth control 14 Dont allow your dog or cat to roam
If you let your pet roam free it will be more at risk from rabies. Always supervise dogs when they are outside.
15 Supervise and educate children
Children are more likely to be bitten by dogs than adults and many dog bites occur as a result of a child initiating an interaction with a dog.
This is why it is important that children are supervised and know how to behave around dogs. Visit www.nahee.org (National ssociation for Humane and Environmental Education) and www.thebluedog.org for education ideas.
16 What are the signs of rabies in dogs
A dog that has rabies may look fearful or aggressive. It may be salivating too much and finding it hard to swallow. Dogs with rabies may also be staggering or having seizures.
But dogs may have rabies and not show any outwards signs at all.
17 How can I avoid getting bitten
Never disturb a dog that is eating sleeping or caring for puppies. Dogs may bite if startled or frightened. Do not throw sticks or stones at a dog.
18 Do not get close to a dog which is tied or behind a fence. 19 Do not get close to small puppies- the mother maybite to protect her puppies. 20 Do not run or move quickly near dogs! 21 Do not look a dog straight in the eye! 22 If a nervous dog gets close to youFreeze! Look only at the groundWalk backwards very slowly... 23 Do not turn and run! 24 If a growling dog gets close to you stand still with your handsat your sideAllow the dog to sniff you and it will usually go away. 25 If a dog attacks assume the position of a rock.Curl into a ball and protect your face. 26 (No Transcript)
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