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Awareness of preventation of Rabies (Dog bite).?

Frankness & fearlessness between children & Parents may sometimes save the life of little kids. Here is one example: Few yrs back in my emergency duty once a 7(seven) yrs old Nepali beautiful female child was brought by parents for treatment with complaints of restlessness, agitation,abnormal behaviors, water phobia,loss of appetite and froth in mouth . On exam chest & abdomen NAD. Child was conscious but Excessive abnormal irrelevant talk & restlessness noticed . No history of Dog bite by parents even after my repeated queries. Incidentally I along with two female attendants handled the case without gloves. Child was very lovely & innocent but was fearing infront of parents especially infront of her mother to tell me something as i noticed. So after sometime i instucted her parents to leave emergency room for sometime and in there absence I encouraged the child with my love and affection to tell any back incident regarding Dog bite.At last she disclosed that 2 months back she was playing with puppies and got bitten by one puppy with minor injury in her one cheek and could not disclose this incident to parents in time as mother was very rude and hard in nature and usually beat her. At last i diagnosed as "Suspected Rabies" case and isolated her with iv drips and symptomatic treatments and followed all protocols of Rabies. Result:1. After 2 days of treatment she expired on 3rd day inspite of all efforts to save her life. Still i remember lovely & innocent face of that female child. 2.on advice of a senior Medicine specialist of that hospital, i along with 2 female attendants of hospital also taken 3 preventive doses of anti rabies vaccine as first time we handled the case without gloves before diagnosis. Interpretation: would the child had disclosed this incidence of dog bite to parents in time without any fear and not hidden and would had been vaccinated with all the preventive doses of anti rabies vaccine in time then there would have no death of this fairy like female child.

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I noticed that now a days majority of our doctors are engaged in Curative treatment & medicine and not in Preventive & Social Medicine. Our society & community should be awared especially in rural & interior area regarding preventation of Animal bites & injuries related Viral Infections like dreaded & fatal Rabies infection due to dog,cat,bat & jackal bites.For this awareness camp should be organized time to time. Thanks to read this article.

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I noticed that now a days majority of our doctors are engaged in Curative treatment & medicine and not in Preventive & Social Medicine. Our society & community should be awared especially in rural & interior area regarding preventation of Animal bites & injuries related Viral Infections like dreaded & fatal Rabies infection due to dog,cat,bat & jackal bites.For this awareness camp should be organized time to time. Thanks to read this article.

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Thanks for like and yr interest in Preventive medicine also besides Curative medicine.

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