Failed Governments on Stray Dog Front so learn about Rabies

Since all our Governments Central State and Local have failed us in controlling stray dogs it is better we all learn about this deadly disease Rabies. Pet dog owners that cause rabies should be booked for murder and in case of stray dog bites people should file charges against the stray dog feeders and the municipal commissioner. Hon’ble courts at all levels should support. Here is Rabies 101

1. Rabies is a disease caused by transmission from animals to humans, caused by a virus.
2. Once one develops Rabies, it is 100% certain that the person will die, despite 'treatment'. There is no other virus, bacterium or fungus that hs a 100% kill rate.
3. Though Rabies is mostly transmitted thro dogbites, bites from infected cats, monkeys, jackals or any other animal might give the disease. Not just bites, even licks on broken skin, inner mouth or nose can transmit.
4. The virus travels from the animal's saliva to the human nerve, under the skin that is bitten. From here, it travels to the spinal cord& brain.
5. Human to Human transmission thro a human bite, has never been recorded, tho this is a popular myth that prevents some care-givers frm taking care of pts, even at hospitals.
6. Animal bites shd be treated by washing with water & soap for 15 minutes. Avoid dressing or bandaging the wound.
7. How do I suspect, the animal that hs bitten me hs rabies? The rabid animal will display- unprovoked biting, incessant running, change in noise & increased salivation.
8. Humans who hv developed Rabies will display: Irritability to noise & bright light, fear of water, spasms of neck muscles, itching at the bite site.
9. Rabies lasts maximum 6 days. Death is unpreventable,& excruciatingly painful. 'Treatment' consists of protection from bright light and noise& feeding through intravenous injections. Oral feeding is near- impossible.
10. Post Exposure Vaccine is compulsory, if u hv been bitten by an animal suspected of having the virus.
11. RABIES IS A 100% VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE. This vaccine is given free of cost at all government hospitals in India. This is why, you shd visit a dr, after a suspected animal bite. Pre-exposure vaccines are also available- given on days 0 and 7, usually fr professional animal handlers.
12. Rabies Vaccine should be stored in the refrigerator btw 2-8 degrees.
13. ARV can be safely given to pregnant & lactating mothers.
14. Vaccines are usually given on days, 0, 7 and 21 days. Post-vaccination, a person enjoys complete protection for 3 yrs. After that period, the efficacy might vary. It is generally recommended that the layperson gets a Rabies booster, every 10 yrs. more  

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Why only talk about rabies only, nice some one has raised it. Owners ,plus muncipility must take responsibility for this. You come out walking from society gate, can see ay numbrer, of locations with dog dropping. If a dog owner is not carrying a refuse bucket, a paper and scoop must be penalised. more  
Dying by rabies is the worst possible and painful way. No one should die by rabies. Pet owners are responsible for getting their pet vaccinated and therefore they are responsible for any rabies caused by their pet. Stray dogs often become feral and attack without provocation. A group of stray dogs can attack and kill a child. Those who feed stray dogs are responsible for any attack / rabies by stray dogs. more  
Pet dog owners who cause rabies should be booked for murder? What are you? A dictator? First of all a pet dog OWNER does not cause Rabies. It is the dog who has not been vaccinated for it that causes Rabies if a human is bitten by it . Secondly, dogs are inherently man's best friend and do not attack humans without a cause. If the dog senses danger from a human it MAY attack and bite. But, ALL animals do that. It is a self-preservation instinct. And, finally, if you take timely medical treatment, you will not die. It is fatal when the person bitten does not bother to go to the hospital for medical intervention. more  
How about keeping a pet cow ??? are cows enemies of humans or did white skinned never kept cows as pets ?? more  
Glad u have posted this Ruchika ji more  
Absolutely correct about stray dogs, Ruchika. I fail to understand why Govt can't do anything about this stray dogs. Municipal corporations should be taken to task in this matter more  
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