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Handling of an Animal Who Has Bitten Someone

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The decision whether to treat a person for rabies may be affected by the availability of the biting animal for observation and/or analysis. Animal analysis consists of demonstrating rabies antigen in the brain of a dead animal. Sometimes this can be avoided if the animal can be safely observed or the risk is determined to be extremely low.

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