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2/14/2015

Hossam M.Al-Tatari, M.D.

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Management, rabies

Consult public health officials. Bites of squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rats, mice, other rodents, rabbits, and hares almost never require antirabies treatment.

Consider individually

Livestock, rodents, and lagomorphs (rabbits and hares)

Immediate immunization and RIG

Regarded as rabid unless geographic area is known to be free of rabies or until animal proven negative  by laboratory tests

Bats, skunks, raccoons, foxes, and most other carnivores; woodchucks

Prophylaxis only if animal develops signs of rabies

Immediate immunization and RIG

Consult public health officials for advice

Healthy and available for 10 days of observation

Rabid or suspected of being rabid†

Unknown (escaped)

Dogs, cats, and ferrets

Postexposure Prophylaxis Recommendations

Evaluation and Disposition of Animal

Animal Type

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