Man Dies From Rabies a Week After Cat Bite

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Re: Man Dies From Rabies a Week After Cat Bite

Post by phkachhouk » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:40 am

So how do the shots the dogs get differ from human shots?
Are they cheaper and which is the one that is in short supply.

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Re: Man Dies From Rabies a Week After Cat Bite

Post by Ricky Dunn » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:57 am

John Bingham wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Ricky Dunn wrote:
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I fucking hate the street dogs walking everywhere and sniffing my feet.
What street dogs? I haven't noticed any.
Where I live, St 312 and Ke Nou St.
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Re: Man Dies From Rabies a Week After Cat Bite

Post by hanno » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:12 am

From another thread it is the post-bite exposure that is in short supply. The shots are not compatible across species.
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Re: Man Dies From Rabies a Week After Cat Bite

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:47 pm

hanno wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:12 am
From another thread it is the post-bite exposure that is in short supply. The shots are not compatible across species.
I got bitten by an otter once. True story. "Pursat" the Hairy-nosed otter currently residing at Phnom Tamao - when I bought him down into town from the lake.
First ever recorded white man to be bitten by the world's rarest otter species, I am.

(He had been captured when an infant and spent his whole 12-month life chained up on the front porch of remote floating house on the lake - and hence not suitable for release)

Anyway the concerned conservation org that does the otter thing here in Cambodia, C.I., recommended I get some Rabies shots
- on the basis that otters sit squarely between dogs and cats on the Carnivore taxonomic tree.

So keep that in mind next time you get savaged by an otter in Cambodia.
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Re: Man Dies From Rabies a Week After Cat Bite

Post by RamseysJumper » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:29 am

I'm currently doing the 5 shot course post exposure at Institute Pasteur in Phnom Penh because of a cat bite.
They administer Verorab and the cost there is $34 per injection.

Pre exposure they would do a 3 shot course with the same vaccine and would only "top up" if a bite occured.

You can probably get it done cheaper, but I prefer it there. It's a clean environment and you can trust them to store the vaccine correctly. It's also super quick. I usually walk in, pay and get the shot in ~5 minutes.
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Re: Man Dies From Rabies a Week After Cat Bite

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:12 pm

Reminder: The current increase in demand for rabies vaccinations began in earnest in Cambodia following a post on social media in February 2019 that a 10 year-old girl had died from rabies, due to a cat bite the previous December. This was a big wake-up call to the general public on the dangers of rabies, which is widespread in Cambodia.
If you get bitten by an animal in Cambodia, you should seek medical advice and treatment immediately.
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