Nong Samo Hospital in Pong held a seminar on rabies after statistics showed that at least one million people a year got bitten by dogs in Thailand.
The seminar was organized yesterday, September 25th, following several rabies cases in the Pattaya area and concerns that people may not know what to do when they got bitten by animals.
Physicians at the hospital, therefore, trained health volunteers to detect rabies symptoms in animals and to treat animal bites properly. The physicians stated at the meeting, “1. We have to quickly clean the bite wound with water and soap. 2. Remember the types of animals that bite us so we can ask the owner, if any, about rabies vaccination. 3. Consult a doctor.”
For pet owners, the physicians advised, “1. Have your pets vaccinated every year and get at least two shots for the first year. 2. Leash your pets every time when you take them out for a walk. 3. Sterilize your pets and never abandon them.” Health volunteers will help spread the knowledge to locals later on.