Staying safe from Rabies in Nepal

Posted on : November 12, 2019 by Clinic One on Rabies FAQ

Rabies is an infectious but vaccine preventable disease caused by the bite of a rabid animal.

It is common in almost 150 countries. 99% of rabies is transmitted to humans through rabid dogs.

The infection – if not treated early – can lead to the death of an individual.

About 40% of the cases result in death every year.

Rabies is almost always fatal – if one is not Vaccinated in time after getting in contact with the virus.

In Nepal, where most of the dogs are stray and not vaccinated, the chances of getting bit by a rabid animal are high.

What are the precautions to take against rabies in Nepal?

First Aid

The wound or the infected area must be washed thoroughly with soap and water immediately.

We must remember that the rabies virus is transmitted through the saliva of a rabid animal.

So, if any part of our body has come in contact with the saliva, beside the wound, it must be cleaned as well.

Then, rush to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Prevention of Rabies

Rabies can be prevented in advance by immunizing oneself with rabies vaccines.

It is mainly recommended to those people who have a high risk of exposure to the disease like Veterinarians, doctors, laboratory personnel, and travelers traveling to remote areas with a high risk of rabies or where there is a limited supply of vaccines and medical treatments if anything were to occur.

Vaccines are effective in humans and other animals too.

The most effective way to prevent the spread of rabies to humans is to vaccinate dogs.

Post- Rabies Exposure Treatment

Rabies vaccination is part of the post-exposure treatment of individuals after contact with animals that are rabid or suspected to be rabid.

Vaccination with rabies vaccine should begin immediately after exposure to rabies, which has been confirmed or suspected.

Other post-exposure treatment measure includes first aid and local wound, and administration of rabies immunoglobulin, if indicated.

The choice of immunization schedule for post-exposure prophylaxis depends on the type of wound or exposure and the status of the animal.

What are the symptoms of Rabies?

Initial symptoms

Fever with pain and unusual tingling or burning sensation (paresthesia) at the wound site.

As the virus spreads to the central nervous system, progressive and fatal inflammation of the brain and spinal cord develops.

Symptoms of furious rabies

Hyperactivity, Fear of Water (hydrophobia), excessive excitement, and sometimes aerophobia (fear of fresh air).

A cardio-respiratory arrest occurs in a few days which may lead to death.

Symptoms of paralytic rabies

The symptoms are less dramatic and the course is long.

Paralyzed muscles at the site of infection, coma starts to develop gradually and death occurs eventually.

How is Rabies transmitted?

Rabies is transmitted through direct contact of a wound with the saliva of a rabid animal, due to a bite or a scratch.

Usually, dogs and monkeys are the main sources of transmission of rabies in humans.

Side effects of Rabies Vaccination

Local reaction: Pain, erythema, edema, pruritus, and induration at the injection site may occur.

Systemic reaction: Fever, shivering, fainting, asthenia, headache, dizziness, arthralgia, myalgia, gastrointestinal disorder (nausea, abdominal pain) may occur in some cases.

Rabies is often misdiagnosed and an underrated disease.

Therefore, we can conclude that the most effective way to prevent rabies is to vaccinate animals with Rabies Vaccine and humans can also immunize themselves to prevent any future infections.

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Clinic One provides rabies vaccines in Kathmandu every day, with or without an appointment for both pre-exposure or post-exposure treatment. For more information, you can email at [email protected] or call at 01-5400400 or 9863393960.

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22 thoughts on "RABIES VACCINE in Kathmandu"

  1. Nana. T says:

    I’d like to know the price of vaccine for rabies.

    Hope to hear from you.


  2. tyong says:

    I was bitten by a dog five months ago and o received the vaccination but then I got bitten(a very tiny scratch)by a dog again. do I need to get vaccinated again? it says the vaccination works for 1 year in humans. and even the nearby medical doctors told me that it’s okay to not get vaccination?

  3. Subash says:

    Please sir tell me rabies booster dose schedule (ID) And how long will did it works

    1. Clinic One says:

      Please call us at 9861966614 for vaccine inquiries and information.

  4. Subash says:

    Please sir tell me rabies booster dose schedule (ID) And how long will did it works ?

  5. S. Adhikari says:

    What is full form of ARV

    1. Clinic One says:

      Hi, The full form of ARV is Anti Rabies Vaccine.

  6. S. Bajra says:

    Hi, Is ARV the vaccination taken after dog bite or is it a prevention vaccine against any possible bites? And do we need all 6 doses as said above after a bite or 2/3 dose can work depending upon the wound nature? Please help since I got a dog recently so very much curious about it.

    1. Clinic One says:

      Hi,You can take the anti rabies vaccine in both situation i.e. before or after the bite. As rabies is fatal, if you are bitten by a stray or an unvaccinated dog, we recommend you to go to your nearest medical center and take the vaccine immediately.
      For detailed information about the vaccine, you can call us at our Vaccination Hotline Number: 9861966614

  7. Em says:

    Do we need to make an appointment for a rabies vaccine? I am getting as a prevented measure . Looking to come in next week. Thanks

    1. Clinic One says:

      Hi, We have Walk-In Vaccination services at our clinic. You can come anytime between our opening hours for Rabies Vaccination.

  8. arun says:

    मलाई कतिब 2.5 महिना अघि सानो रातो धर्सा देखिने गरि घर कै कुकुर ले खेल्दै दात ले scratch गरेको थियो।रातो धर्सा मात्र देखियो । रगत बगेको थिएन।मैले साबुन पानीले हात धोए । ३/४ घण्टामा त्यो रातो धर्सा नि हराएर गयो । त्यो कुकुर घटनाको १०/१२ दिनमा मर्यो भन्ने सुनियो । मलाई कुनै लक्षण नि देखिएको छैन । मैले vaccine नि लाएको छैन। डर लागेको छ।

  9. arun says:

    नमस्कार । मलाई करिब ७२ दिन अगाडि घरमा कुकुर ले खेल्दै दात ले scratch गरिदियो । औलामा रातो धर्सा देखियो मैले हात धोय । ३/४ घण्टामै त्यो ठिक पनि भयो । त्यस्को केही दिन मा कुकुर मुखबाट फिज निकालेर मर्यो भन्ने सुने । मलाई अहिले सम्न कुनै सामन्य लक्षण नि देखिएको छैन । मलाई एकदम डर लागेको छ म के गरौं ??

    1. Clinic One says:

      नमस्कार, रेबिजको कुनै पनि उपचार नभएका कारण नजिकै को स्वास्थ्य चौकीमा गएर तुरुन्त खोप लगाउनु हुन सल्लाहा दिन्छौ |

  10. Meena biswhakarma says:

    Namaste mero 7year ko babu lai face ma dog le bites gare ko so k garnu parxa plz kehi salaa dinu hos thank you

    1. Clinic One says:

      Please get the Rabies vaccine for your child as soon as possible. Please call for vaccines & inquiries: 9861966614, 01-5400400, 9863393960.

  11. Ramesh says:

    Can i inject vaccine after the 2 days of dog bite pleez ans

    1. Clinic One says:

      Yes, you can get the vaccine but please get it as soon as possible.

      For vaccines & inquiries, please call us at 01-5400400, 9863393960.

  12. suraj joshi says:

    Namaste malai ghar ko dog le bite gareko cha.24 hrs pachi vaccine lagaye huncha?

    1. Clinic One says:

      Yes, you can. Please get the vaccine as soon as possible.

      For vaccination and inquiries, please call us at
      Jawalakhel: 01-5400400, 9861966614
      Suryabinayak: 01-6617401, 9851310113

  13. Sanjib says:

    Hello malai hijo ko 1/2 baje euta kukur le tokeko thiyo tyo kukur ko owner le tyo kukur lai hami le injection diyeko xau kei hunna vannu vako thiyo tyo kukur le tokeko thau bata blood niskeko thiyo ani 7/8 years aagadi pani euta kukur le tokeko thiyo tyo bela maile rabies ko injection lagai sakeko thiye aaile pani lagaunu parxa ki nai vannu hola

    And plz do fast reply it’s an EMERGENCY 🙏🙏

    1. Clinic One says:

      We always suggest getting vaccinated ASAP after the bite because prevention has always been better than cure.
      So, please consult a healthcare professional and get vaccinated.
      For more inquiries: 01-5400400, 9861966614

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