Rabies is a viral infection, which spreads to human if an infected animal like a dog bites you. When the virus enters our body, it reaches the brain through the peripheral nervous system, where it causes inflammation of the brain. This inflammation can result in coma and death.
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My son abruptly touched the saliva of a rabies dog. What should be done?
Query: Hi doctor, A dog in our neighborhood has rabies. It was moving around on the road and might have dropped saliva on the concrete path. My son abruptly touched the road and then his forehead (unsure whether saliva was there or not). I washed his hand with handwash and water immediately but only wiped ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. For many years, I have been treating rabies patients. As in your child's case, rabies in dog saliva may enter through the eyes. The rabies vaccine must be administered to children under three to prevent rabies. Please keep an eye on the do... Read Full »