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How can we prevent rabies?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vacc. & dog catchers

Vaccines are the best way to prevent rabies in the U.
S.. Dogs, cats, and other pet mammals should all be vaccinated. Animal control is important. There should be no dogs on the loose anywhere in the U.S.. Worldwide, about 55, 000 die of rabies each year, with almost all of them due to dog bites. Rabies is preventable if an exposed person properly gets his wound washed and gets his shots in time.

In brief: Vacc. & dog catchers

Vaccines are the best way to prevent rabies in the U.
S.. Dogs, cats, and other pet mammals should all be vaccinated. Animal control is important. There should be no dogs on the loose anywhere in the U.S.. Worldwide, about 55, 000 die of rabies each year, with almost all of them due to dog bites. Rabies is preventable if an exposed person properly gets his wound washed and gets his shots in time.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Don't get bit

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.
The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html

In brief: Don't get bit

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.
The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html
Dr. Stephen Pool
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Thanks for asking

Vaccination has been around since 1885 and vaccinating pets seems to work well.
Staying away from dogs and wildlife is the best personal protection strategy.

In brief: Thanks for asking

Vaccination has been around since 1885 and vaccinating pets seems to work well.
Staying away from dogs and wildlife is the best personal protection strategy.
Dr. Soren Singel
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Sathish Adigopula
1. Vaccinate your pets. 2. Avoid wild animals and bats 3. If your pets are acting weird get them checked out. 4. If you are bit by wild animal get it checked at the earliest to see if you need the vaccination.
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