Pag nakagat ba ng HINDI ulol na aso ang isang tao, kelangan ba syang magworry?
"Hindi ulol", meaning, aso na ordinaryo ang kilos. Dapat pa ring mag-worry for the next 2 weeks during which time they should observe the dog for symptoms of rabies. Kung walang symptoms for the next two weeks, then one may relax. The problem here is that the dog may be infected with the rabies microorganism and the symptoms were just waiting to surface. Wala pa sa laway yung mga microorganisms kung hindi pa maging ulol in two weeks. Kung maging ulol within 2 weeks may possibility na at the time of the bite may microorganisms na sa laway.
Me possible rabbies infection ba?
Always possible, also with cats, monkeys but not rats. Kahit na walang rabies, anti-tetanus shots are indicated if the bite is more than a scratch. Kung scratch lang, a good wash and scrub with anti-bacterial soap within a minute/2 minutes of the incident is a must. Kahit scratch lang kung pagtagalin mo ang hugas at me rabies ang aso, delikado pa rin.
From what I know, mga asong ulol lang ang me rabbies, Am I right?
Hindi. As mentioned earlier, the dog may already be infected but the active symptoms have not surfaced yet.
Now tungkol sa gamutan (iniksyon). There are many varieties of vaccine. Noon ay 21 days ang iniksyon daily pa. Kawawa ang pasyente. Ngayon ay meron nang 4 injections lang medyo mahal lang. P500/vial. The first and second ones are shared with another patient dahil the vial is good for 2 doses. These are spaced one week apart. The 3rd (after 15 days) and 4th shots (after one month) are 1/4 of the vial so you can share the vial with 3 other persons.
Anyone going through the first 3 shots is immune for 1 year (puede kang magpakagat hanggang gusto mo). If you get the whole 4 shots. You are immune for the next 5 years.
Tama yung gawi na pag namatay ang aso within 2 weeks of the incident (whether nag-ulol or not) ay kunin ang ulo at ipa inspect sa RITM or sa UP Diliman College of Vet Med. Kasi baka kaya namatay ay dahil sinipon hindi dahil sa rabies.