|Title:||FAQs: frequently asked questions on rabies|
|Authors:||World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Publisher:||WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia|
|Place of publication:||New Delhi|
|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.|
|Gov't Doc #:||SEA-CD-278|
|Appears in Collections:||SEARO Publications|
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