What you need to know about rabies - Rabiology Service at the Caucasus Medical Center
08 October 2020
Rabies is an acute infectious disease that causes severe damage to the central nervous system. The virus is transmitted through contact with an infected animal (in the event of a bite or scratch). Rabies is transmitted from the peripheral nerve fibers of the body to the spinal cord and brain, and then through the central nervous system to the peripheral nerve and other parts of the body. The only way to avoid it is to take preventive measures, which include vaccination against rabies.
The Rabiology Service of the Caucasus Medical Center offers 24-hour service to patients. The hospital provides immunization against rabies and tetanus, as well as wound treatment and care. A team of experienced surgeons and emergency medicine specialists is ready to provide outpatient emergency care to patients 24/7. In the case of planned revaccination, pre-booking of the appointment is carried out.
It should be noted that each delayed hour worsens the outcome and increases the risk of developing the disease. Timely vaccination is the only solution to live.