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Title: FAQs: frequently asked questions on rabies
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Description: Rabies is one of the oldest diseases known to humans, and is a serious public threat in many countries in South-East Asia. There is still no treatment available once a patient develops the symptoms of rabies. These FAQs are an attempt to provide accepted and evidence-based answers to common questions about the disease. If a person is bitten by an animal: " Wounds should be washed and flushed immediately with soap and water for 10-15 minutes. If soap is not available, flush with water alone. This is the most effective first-aid treatment against rabies. " Wounds should be cleaned thoroughly with 70% alcohol/ethanol or povidone-iodine, if available. " As soon as possible, take the person to a health-care facility for further treatment.
Keywords: FAQS
RABIES
Gov't Doc #: SEA-CD-278
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205089
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