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An elderly woman spent two weeks in hospital and near death all because her dog licked her face.
Rabies is a very nasty infection that can be passed to humans not only by dogs but by a range of other creatures so if you see anything with foam around the mouth stay well clear and report it to the authorities.
You should also consider whether you are at risk from poisonous insects and reptiles few of these bites are fatal but can be very damaging and should be treated immediately, seek medical advice straight away, anti-venom could save your life.
If you suffer from any wound that breaks the skin you should seek medical advice, you may need tetanus and anti-rabies injections, they are readily available from most medical facilities. It is very important that you do this as soon as possible after the wound has been inflicted.
If you are in an area strange to you, do your research, ask the locals and read the warning signs carefully, if you are in an area where there is a possibility of an attack think again do you really want to be there.Home Page - Animal - rabies