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How can one Prevent Rabies

Communicable Diseases By Ariba Khaliq , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Oct 01, 2012
How can one Prevent Rabies

The major source of rabies in humans can be eliminated through ensuring adequate animal vaccination and control, educating those at risk, and enhancing access of those bitten to appropriate medical care.

Rabies is very preventable through prompt and appropriate care. Even then more than 50000 people die of it every year, mostly in Africa and Asia. And the biggest share of this disease comes from uncontrollable rabies in dogs.

This major source of rabies in humans can be eliminated through ensuring adequate animal vaccination and control, educating those at risk, and enhancing access of those bitten to appropriate medical care.

Here are some steps to prevent it.
Get your pets vaccinated- The most common way for humans to get rabies infections is by way of their pets. Having your dogs, cats, and ferrets vaccinated is an important form of prevention, both for you and for them. Take your pets to the vet to start the process right away.

Get your pets vaccinated- The most common way for humans to get rabies infections is by way of their pets. Having your dogs, cats, and ferrets vaccinated is an important form of prevention, both for you and for them. Take your pets to the vet to start the process right away.

Supervise your pets when they're outdoors-
Do not allow them to come in contact with wild animals. Mammals like squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and bats can carry rabies and pass them to dogs, cats and ferrets by biting them. Keep your animals on a leash or behind a fence to prevent this from happening.

Be careful when you're abroad- Certain countries still have high rates of rabies infections. Consult with a doctor, travel clinic, or your local health department before travelling abroad. Ask them about the risk of exposure to rabies, pre exposure prophylaxis, and what you should do in case of an exposure to the virus.

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