Is Licking A Cat Infected With Rabies Dangerous?
hello … I want to ask … is licking that rabies cat dangerous … what to do
Hello, good morning Dawn ...
First, you need to make sure whether the cat you are referring to is actually affected by rabies or is it just your guess?
The rabies virus is mainly transmitted by dogs through bites, scratches, and saliva, however this virus can also be transmitted by other animals such as cats, apes, ferrets, and even rabbits. Animals that carry the rabies virus usually have the following signs:
looks nervous or scared easily attack people foaming mouth no weak appetite appear seizures fever eating objects that are not food sensitive to light and sound so animals that carry the rabies virus are often alone in a dark room to die suddenly
Meanwhile, for people infected with the rabies virus, new symptoms appear around 4-12 weeks after someone is bitten by an animal infected with the rabies virus. Early symptoms of rabies include: fever, weakness, tingling, headaches, pain in the bite marks, feeling anxious. While the continued symptoms of rabies include muscle cramps, insomnia, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, excessive saliva production, difficulty swallowing, and shortness of breath.
If your intended cat is strongly suspected of carrying the rabies virus (there are symptoms of animals carrying the rabies virus as mentioned above), then we strongly recommend that you immediately consult a doctor, to consider giving Anti-Rabies Vaccine and Serum. Anti-Rabies Vaccine (VAR) is the best way to avoid rabies. This vaccine works to stimulate the formation of antibodies that neutralize the rabies virus. Anti-Rabies Serum (SAR) also works to neutralize the virus in the wound while providing protection for 10 days before antibodies from the vaccine are formed.
The following is the initial treatment that can be done after being bitten by an animal at risk of transmitting the rabies virus:
Clean the bite wound area with soap and clean running water. Give antiseptic fluids such as alcohol and povidone iodine. Check with your doctor immediately. Observe animals that are suspected of carrying the rabies virus, by confining the animal for 10-14 days, to see the presence or absence of rabies symptoms. in these animals. It aims to assess whether or not the provision of SAR and VAR. If the wound is low risk (not located in a part of the body that has many nerves such as the neck, face, head, fingertips and toes, not deep, and the number is not more than 1) and the biting animal does not cause symptoms of rabies during the observation process, then the person does not need SAR or VAR.
That's all, hopefully it helps ..