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5.5. What are we going to do – human component?

Rabies is preventable through a timely administration of vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin (RIG). Therefore, the population and in particular the at risk population in rural areas should have a rapid access to these products in all parts of the country.

Using a set of commonly asked questions, this section provides guidelines for both bite-victims and health-care personnel on what they need to do if they/a patient have/has been exposed, including management of animal bite wounds and human rabies prophylaxis. It also provides guidelines on administration of pre-exposure prophylaxis. Click here for more information on human rabies prophylaxis and an overview of the steps required.

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