Who needs treatment to prevent rabies disease?

The following people need treatment to prevent rabies diseases:

  • Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a rabid animal
  • Anyone who gets saliva or nervous system tissue from a rabid animal in their nose, mouth, eyes or a break in the skin (like a cut, scrape or other wound).
  • Anyone who has contact with a bat that cannot be found for testing.
  • Anyone who has been asleep or unconscious in a room where a bat has been seen.
  • Anyone who is unable to give a reliable account about contact with a bat (like a young child or someone who is mentally impaired) and has been in an area where a bat has been.

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1. What is rabies?
2. How is rabies spread?
3. How can I protect my pet?
4. What about bats and rabies?
5. Who needs treatment to prevent rabies disease?