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Who doesn’t love to keep pets? But an infected animal can be life-threatening. Hence vaccination of pets is vital.
Rabies is a deadly virus that can even lead to the death of a person. It is spread through the saliva of an infected animal. There are two ways of its transmission into a human body i.e. Either a person is bitten by the infected animal or infected saliva get into contact with a person’s open wound.
Any mammal can spread this disease such as bats, raccoons but mostly it is caused by stray dogs! The virus is also found in cats, cows, and even horses.
Immediate help should be asked by a person if he/she is bitten by any animal. A doctor will look for symptoms and if need be, give you a treatment to cure rabies. Rush to your nearest general practitioner if you happen to be bitten by any animal. You can find the best general practitioners in Lahore, Karachi or any other main city of Pakistan via Marham.pk.
Symptoms of Rabies:
Following are some of the quick signs that could indicate that a person has rabies:
- Long lasting flu
- Fever with a severe headache
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Excess salivation that causes difficulty in swallowing food
- Hydrophobia (A person get scared of water)
- Anxiety/Hyper activeness
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All of the above-mentioned symptoms should be considered if a person is bitten by an animal and a victim should be taken to the hospital immediately. You can find out about the best hospitals in Lahore via Marham.pk.
Prevention is always better than cure, so In order to prevent this from happening in the first place following are few measures that can be taken:
Prevention Starts From Home:
Get your pets vaccinated is the first measure that one can take to avoid rabies from happening. Cats and Dogs should be vaccinated and pet holder should always keep the track of their pets’ vaccination.
Keep an Eye on Your Pets:
Rabies is contagious so it’s better to keep pets confined to your house so that they don’t get in contact with stray or wild animals.
Report Stray Animals:
In Pakistan, it’s time when rehabilitation centers for stray animals should open so that people can report to local authorities to provide shelter to the stray animals.
Don’t Approach Animals:
Cats and Dogs might seem friendly but in order to prevent oneself from rabies, one should stay away from stray animals as they have a higher chance of causing rabies.
Get yourself Vaccinated:
While traveling to a country where there is a high rate of rabies, one should talk to a doctor and get him/herself vaccinated beforehand.