Monday, November 7, 2011
Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system of mammals, including humans. Animals and people can get rabies when they come into contact with the saliva of, or most often through the bite of an infected animal. If a person is bitten by, or exposed to an animal that may have rabies, he or she must receive appropriate medical care immediately in order to prevent rabies disease. Vaccination of household pets, along with immediate medical care for humans who are exposed to rabies, are critical components of rabies prevention and control. My niece was severely bitten by our neighbor's dog, so we had taken her for injection at the hospital. And as for our neighbor they denied that it was their dog who attacked my niece so they never offered to shoulder the expenses for the anti-rabbies and anti-tetanus injections. My niece sustained multiple bites on the hands, legs and even stomach. The nurse at the health center said that the month of November is the usual time of year wherein dogs are most inclined to bite. Maybe they are angrier on this month. Could it be possible that people also are on this month more prone to be more fierce and violent? I think so. News seems to confirm this.