Why the vaccine prevents “rabies” is needed when bitten by an animal.

Today (October 4, 2022) Dr. Thares Krasanairawivong The Director General of the Department of Disease Control said there are still animals found at the moment. Anger across the country and may have been wounded by the blowdog-cat biteorto scratch Therefore, the public is warned that anger is serious when administered.Anger When it is infected and showing symptoms it is incurable. and every death

Caused by rabies infection

which Causes of rabies infectionMost of them are caused by a dog or cat bite. and I haven’t seen a doctor Or get vaccinated against rabies appropriately, so if a dog or cat suspected of having rabies bites, scratches, licks, sprays saliva through the eyes, mouth, or injured skin. even a small wound should be given first aid immediately

first aid method

  • Immediately wash the wound with water and gently wash with soap several times.
  • dries the wound
  • Add povidone-iodine disinfectant. or iodine tincture
  • So you should immediately consult a doctor. receive full doses of rabies vaccination
  • You should consult your doctor each time by appointment. Vaccination isn’t as scary as it sounds.

The 5th spell protects against animal bites.

At the moment, the best defense is by preventing animals from biting, scratching or licking any part of the body. This could prevent 3 steps as follows:

1. Before you get bitten, use the principle The fifth spell to prevent bites is “Don’t tease, don’t step on it, don’t separate, don’t pick it up, don’t joke”. That is, don’t make fun of the dog. Do not step on the dog and do not scare him. Do not separate the dog that bites with bare hands. Do not pick up the food bowl while the dog is eating. And don’t mess with outside or unfamiliar dogs.

2. In the event of a bite, wash the wound several times with soap and water, apply a disinfectant such as betadine and seek immediate medical attention. to receive adequate vaccination against diseases including the imprisonment of animals that bite Observe the symptoms for at least 10 days if the dog or cat dies. Notify the nearest community leader immediately. and notify area livestock to send suspicious animals for laboratory rabies testing

3. After being bitten A full series of continuous rabies vaccinations should be given at the scheduled time for the doctor’s visit. Most of which are only injected 4-5 times.

Ask the public to be aware of the protection Starting with raising cats – dogs the right way. Contraception by sterilization Take to get vaccinated against rabies every year. home grown Do not leave the house unattended because if bitten by a rabid dog you could contract rabies. even when people are bitten or scratched by dogs or cats Immediately wash the wound, apply medication, quarantine the dog for 10 days, then see a doctor immediately to consider vaccination. and must complete all vaccinations as scheduled each time, ”said Dr Thares.

symptoms after infection

Dr. Thares added it for Symptoms of anger after exposure Patients will show symptoms as follows:

  • anorexia
  • sore throat
  • muscle aches
  • have a fever
  • tired out
  • You
  • bad
  • or pain around the bite wound
  • severe itching of the wound

Later there will be restlessness. She dislikes loud noises, delirium, fear of light, fear of wind, fear of water, difficult to swallow, especially liquids. and muscle spasms in the legs, chest tightness, choking or convulsions, paralysis, unconsciousness and eventually death.

Rules for pet owners

  • They should bring their own pets to be vaccinated against rabies. When the animal is 2-3 months old, 2 doses
  • and get vaccinated regularly once a year.
  • If you see an animal suspected of having rabies. In case of tail drop, staggered gait, drooping saliva, dangling tongue, drooping eyes, notify livestock officials immediately. or community leader immediately

Also, pet registration Do not leave it as an animal without an owner. It’s another way people can help solve problems. Learn how to prevent dogs from biting or hurting with the 5th spell to reduce the risk of infection. Department of Rabies Disease Control is still in continuous operation together with the relevant agencies To get rid of rabies from Thailand And must ask for people’s cooperation to protect themselves from rabies infection. If people have questions, they can ask for more information at the Department of Disease Control Hotline 1422.

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