Is It Necessary To Give A Rabies Vaccine To A Child Who Is Torn After Being Bitten By A Monkey?
hello, I need an answer. after 2 weeks, my child was bitten by someone’s pet monkey, a torn wound in the hands. on the day of the lgsg incident handled by the hospital, cleaning the wound, and also suturing. rabies vaccine in my child? please enlighten me. thank you.
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Rabies vaccine can be given to everyone. Where this vaccine serves as prevention before being bitten by animals that cause rabies and prevention from being bitten. Animals that can contain rabies in their saliva are dogs, cats, monkeys, monkeys, bats and others.
The rabies vaccine for prevention before being bitten is highly recommended for high-risk groups of people, namely veterinarians, breeders, living in environments that are often exposed to wild animals, like to do activities in the wild (mountain climbers and people who like to camp in the forest) and workers laboratory for animals. In this group, vaccines were given 3 times, namely days 0, 7 and 21 or 28.
Meanwhile, vaccines for the prevention of someone bitten by rabies are given 4 times, namely days 0, 3, 7 and 14 for people who have never been vaccinated against rabies. For people who have been vaccinated, only twice, namely days 0 and 3. Anti-rabies vaccine is given if:
1. Biting animals cannot be observed (run) or die after biting.
2. Injuries in high-risk places, namely the head, neck and fingers.
3. A lot of injuries.
4. Deep and extensive sores.
If small wounds and biting animals can be observed (within 14 days after biting and not dying suddenly), then the vaccine does not need to be given. If you are in doubt, you can discuss again with the doctor who conducted the examination at that time.
It is important for you to know that the incubation period for the rabies virus can be up to 12 weeks. The incubation period is the time from the bite of a rabies animal to cause symptoms of rabies. You can be careful during this time. Immediately bring the child in consultation with the surgeon if you experience symptoms of rabies. You can read the symptoms here.
Hopefully your mother is always in a healthy condition.
Thus hopefully useful.