Rabies is one of the most common diseases a decade ago. It is common for being widely spread in a very short period of time. This high exposure and fast rates of spread is a very crucial state as it affects the brains of mammals causing extreme complications that can lead to death.
Even though it has been a long while ever since this vast spread of rabies yet just recently experts have predicted that a new breakthrough of the disease might actually take place one more time really soon. This is why a study suggests that it is out of the responsibility of the public to advice experts if they suspect the presence of rabies anywhere to maintain health safety within the community.
This study was led by the Head of Rabies and Immunoglobulin Service for Public Health England, Dr Kevin Brown who presented the data in the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April). He stated in his speech the following: “The findings highlight the importance of raising public awareness around the risks of rabies, both for travellers visiting rabies-infected countries and from bat exposures in the UK. Preventive treatments are 100% effective if given promptly after exposure That’s why seeking prompt care is so important, even if the wound or incident seems very trivial. If you are bitten, scratched, or licked by an animal you must wash the wound or site of exposure with plenty of soap and water and seek medical advice without delay.”