What should I do if I am bitten by a dog?

Bitten or scratched by a dog, cat or monkey is a common problem seen in our travel clinic. Most important concern in this scenario is a rabies risk. Since it is a serious and untreatable disease. Once someone develop symptoms of rabies, it will always fatal. So we have to do everything we can to prevent rabies virus when they have been bitten/scratched by a mammal. Here are some useful information and advice

1. Once you exposure to any mammal (dog, cat, monkey, etc), the first step is to clean your wound immediately with antiseptic or just soap and water. . . . → Read More: What should I do if I am bitten by a dog?

Rabies vaccine in Southeast Asia. Is it necessary ? (2)

Let’s go back to the question. Is it necessary to get rabies vaccine before travel in Southeast Asia? As in any vaccine; we have to consider the risk of getting the diseases and the cost/side-effect of vaccine. Benefit of vaccines should clearly outweight the cost and side-effect of vaccine. In that case we’ll recommend the vaccine.

So we’ll come to the most important question. We, all, know that we might get rabies only when we are bitten/licked by animal. So what it the chance for someone to get bitten/licked during travel. Difficult to say? Yes, that’s right. Risk for any . . . → Read More: Rabies vaccine in Southeast Asia. Is it necessary ? (2)