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Rabies

  • Criteria for tx

    • in the same room with a bat (bitten or not)
    • if domestic animal bite, observe animal for 10 days
    • if nondomestic animal bite, sacrifice animal for rabies testing
    • if animal can't be caught, start tx
    • unexplained encephalitis
  • Tx

    • Human Rabies Ig 20 IU/kg (half at site of exposure, half IM, different site from vaccine)
    • Rabies vaccine series: HDCV or PCEV 41 mL IM on days 0, 3, 7, 14
    • tetanus vaccine
    • wound debridement
    • report to animal control

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