Proper Handling Of Cat Animal Bites?
Sorry, 2 days ago I got a cat bite or scratch then I went to the hospital and was given tetanus, after that I was told to go to the livestock service and there I was given 2 choices, namely choosing the cat for observation or direct rabies injection, then I chose to observe for 14 days if the animal was rabid then I would be given an injection. Whether the observation option is the correct choice or injection is better
Hi Rizky, Thank you for the question.
Rabies is a viral infection (lyssavirus) that attacks the central nervous system / brain which is transmitted through animal bites to humans. In Indonesia, as many as 98% of rabies cases are caused by dog bites and the rest through monkey and cat bites. A person who has been bitten by an animal suddenly / without provocation or with an unknown animal vaccination status, needs to be suspected that the animal is infected with rabies. If you are unable to monitor the condition of the animal that bit you, for example because the animal is a wild animal, then the option of having a rabies shot is recommended. Patients will be advised to receive the rabies vaccine in several shots. Or, if you can monitor the animal for 10 days, then you can do the monitoring. In general, if the animal is infected with rabies, it will eat within 7-10 days the animal will experience symptoms that can cause death. You can choose any of the options. If you are still in doubt or worried, please consult your doctor again for further explanation.
Hope this information is helpful.