In the United States, Utah, public health officials reported that a patient died of rabies. It is suspected that exposure to bats was the source of the infection. He is the first resident to die of anger in 1944.
The Utah law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets to receive an anti-rabies vaccine. Pet owners are encouraged to consult your veterinarian for more information.
In addition to pet vaccination, it is recommended:
- never touch a bat.
- leave the bats out of his house;
- seals cracks and holes through which bats can enter a house;
- keep the animals inside and watch them when they are out;
- report stray animals to local authorities. Call local animal control officials to report stray dogs and cats;
- do not draw near to stray animals;
- in domestic animals, signs of rabies may include behavioral changes, general illnesses, difficulty in swallowing, increased saliva, and saliva, and bites of all if they are excited.
Reminders on anger
rabies It is
a life-threatening illness if it is not treated in time. treatment
prevention of human rabies is very effective if administered
quickly after contact with the carrier animal.
Human contamination is exclusively by an animal with
contact with saliva through biting, scratching, licking on exorbitant skin or
on the mucous membrane (eye, mouth). The animal can become contagious for 15 days
before the onset of the first symptoms of the disease and the other
until his death. If the animal is alive and has no symptoms
after an observation period of 15 days from that date
exposure (bite or other exposures), he could not convey
rage in the biting person.
To reduce the risk of contracting rabies, avoid contact with pets, bats or wild mammals.
In case of bite, scratches or licking on a wound:
- It is imperative to clean the wound with water and
soap for 15 minutes, rinsing, application of an iodine antiseptic
or chlorinated, are essential to limit the risk of infection.
- It is necessary to consult a doctor who will decide the need
treatment and administration of the anti-rabies vaccine
immunoglobulin specific anti-rabies, in the absence of vaccination
Preventive vaccination may be recommended for expatriates and
(excursionists, children, cyclists, speleologists,
subjects who are in contact with animals). Preventive vaccination
do not give up the curative treatment that needs to be implemented
as soon as possible in the case of known or suspected exposure, but
simplifies treatment and eliminates the use of immunoglobulins, which
are not always available in developing countries.
For the traveler, detailed information is available on sites Mesvaccins.net or Medecinedesvoyages.net.
Source: News about today's epidemics.