distance First case of human rabies in the Federal District in 44 yearsThe rabies vaccination campaign for dogs and cats vaccinated 21,255 animals. Pet vaccination was introduced on Wednesday (6/7) and stopped this weekend.
“However, there is a warning for residents to continue to look for vaccination points for pets, the goal is to vaccinate 350,000,” the DF Health Department warned this Saturday (9/7). Dog and cat vaccination points are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on weekdays.
The domestic animal must be vaccinated from three months and it is necessary to reinforce the vaccination annually. Anger is a preventable disease. There is a vaccine, and we have stocks for vaccinations,” warns the Director of Epidemiological Surveillance, Fabiano dos Anjos Martins.
Here are the rabies vaccination sites:
for animals, Access this link.
The rabies vaccine must be made in humans after exposure. To get people vaccinated, a citizen can go to the following health units:
care and treatment
In the event of a possible infection, a person should go to a health facility as soon as possible for primary care. “The health professional is the one who evaluates, and supports, a protocol that checks whether the animal has a history of vaccination, and whether it is aggressive, among other factors,” Martins told.
The specialist explains that there are two possible measures for the prophylactic treatment of rabies in humans: before exposure and after, after professional evaluation.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis should be indicated for persons at risk of permanent exposure to rabies virus, during professional activities performed by professionals such as veterinarians. In the post-exposure situation, it should be evaluated according to the characteristics of the wound and the affected animal.
Human rabies at 44 years
The patient is hospitalized in the DF public health unit, is between 15 and 19 years old and is in a serious condition. The folder confirmed that he resides in DF and was scratched by a cat on May 25. On July 15, he began experiencing rabies symptoms, such as fever and eye pain.
Until then, the only case of human rabies was recorded in the Federal District in 1978. The last diagnosed outbreak of the disease occurred in dogs in 2000, and in cats, in 2001. The rabies virus is circulating in bats and cattle. horses and other animals.
The rabies virus is found in the saliva of infected animals and is transmitted mainly by bites. Eventually, scratching and licking the affected mucous membranes or skin can also lead to infection. Vaccination against the disease in humans is only available after exposure.
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