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Prevention of human rabies
This may be considered under 3 heads Post Exposure Prophylaxis
General consideration
The vast majority of persons requiring anti–rabies treatment are those who were bitten by a suspected rabid animals.

Local Treatment of wound
Prompt and adequate local treatment of all bite wounds and scratches is the first requisite and is of utmost importance. The purpose of local treatment is to remove as much virus as possible from the site of inoculation before it can be absorbed on nerve endings. The guidelines for the post exposure treatment by the WHO are given in Table

Category Type of contact with a suspect or confirmed rabid domestic or wild animal, or animal unavailable for observation. Recommendations
1 Touching or feeding of animals, licks on intact skin. None, if reliable case history is available.
2 Nibbling of uncovered skin Minor scratches or abrasions without bleeding Licks on broken skin. Administer vaccine immediately stop treatment if animal remains healthy throughout an observation period of 10 days or if animal is killed humanely and found to be negative for rabies by appropriate laboratory techniques.
3 Single or multiple transdermal bites or scratches Contamination of mucous membrane with saliva (i.e. licks). Administer rabies immunoglobulin and vaccine immediately. Stop treatment if animal remains healthy throughout an observation period of 10 days or if animal is killed humanely and found to be negative for rabies by appropriate laboratory techniques.