Global & Disaster Medicine

A five-year-old boy died Saturday in a Santo Domingo hospital from rabies, the fourth such case of the year in the Dominican Republic

Outbreak News

“…..The boy was bitten by a dog on November 19….and ten days later he was subjected to an antirabies vaccination scheme, receiving four doses…..”

CDC:  Vaccination after an exposure

“….Anyone who has been bitten by an animal, or who otherwise may have been exposed to rabies, should clean the wound and see a doctor immediately. The doctor will determine if they need to be vaccinated.

A person who is exposed and has never been vaccinated against rabies should get 4 doses of rabies vaccine – one dose right away, and additional doses on the 3rd, 7th, and 14th days. They should also get another shot called Rabies Immune Globulin at the same time as the first dose…..”

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