Frequently Asked Questions

My child was bitten by a mouse (shrew,rat or monkey). Must he/she receive anti-rabies treatment?

If bitten by a shrew or rat then contracting rabies is not likely, however seek medical attention to treat bite wounds as they can become infected. If bitten by a monkey, depending on the behaviour of the animal, anti-rabies treatment may be indicated, seek medical attention.

Please read the following article on Frequently Asked Questions about rabies;
http://www.lindenvet.co.za/index.php/component/vetwebsites/?view=showArticle&id=27

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