Is it necessary to give a rabies prophylaxis after a rodent bite?

Is it necessary to give a rabies prophylaxis after a rodent bite?

Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether it is necessary to give a rabies prophylaxis after a rodent bite in this video. It is not necessary to give rabies prophylaxis after exposure to rodents bite such as guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, hare, etc. There is no transmission recorded from these animals to humans. Rabies occurs from monkeys, dogs and bats but not from rabbits and rats.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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