Rabies in humans is 100% preventable through prompt appropriate medical care. Yet, more than 55,000 people, mostly in Africa and Asia, die from rabies every year - a rate of one person every ten minutes.  The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.

The most important global source of rabies in humans is from uncontrolled rabies in dogs. Children are often at greatest risk from rabies. They are more likely to be bitten by dogs, and are also more likely to be severely exposed through multiple bites in high-risk sites on the body. Severe exposures make it more difficult to prevent rabies unless access to good medical care is immediately available.

This major source of rabies in humans can be eliminated through ensuring adequate animal vaccination and control, educating those at risk, and enhancing access of those bitten to appropriate medical care.

What can you do?

Vaccinate your pet
Maintain control of your pets to reduce their exposure to wildlife
Spay or neuter to decrease the number of stray animals

Report any stray or ill animals to animal control

INTERNATIONAL FAMILY MEDICINES

PHÒNG KHÁM QUỐC TẾ GIA ĐÌNH

Address : 12 Nguyen Binh (A4-02, Nam Long 2), Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel:  +84 28 5412 9090                                          Clinic Hours  / Giờ Khám / 진료시간

Hotlinie: +84 911 28 9090                                         M - F / T2 - T6 /  월-금: 15:00-20:00
Email:  ifmclinic1@gmail.com                                Sat / T7 / 토: 09:00-17:00

Website: www.ifmclinic.com                                   Sunday: CLOSED