World Rabies Day-28 September- Let’s raise awareness together-What to do when you think you have been infected?


World Rabies Day-28 September- Let’s raise awareness together-What to do when you think you have been infected?

Roughly 50% of dog bites introduce bacteria, including staphylococcus, streptococcus and Pasteurella, capnocytophaga, and potentially rabies. Be sure to write down and share as many details of the dog that bit you with your doctor. It is very important to make sure that you see your doctor within 8 hours of the dog bite, as anything longer will drastically increase your risks of infection.  Washing the fresh wound with lots of running water and soap will go a long way in physically removing the bacteria or virus that the dog might have exposed you to, and this could possibly save your life. 

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