The rabies preventive and treatment strategy announced by Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Dear Faculty Members, Staffs and Students,
 
 
To respond to the recent rabies epidemic here in Taiwan; and follow the rabies preventive and treatment strategy announced by Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on July 31 of 2013, we herein request all of our faculty members, staffs and students to pay attention to the following matters:
 
1. If you have been scratched or bitten by a wild mammal (including Asian house shrew), stray dog or stray cat; or if your cutaneous wound or mucous membrane ever contacted its saliva like serum, please go to the hospital immediately to inject a vaccine.
 
2. If you have been scratched or bitten by your dog or cat; or if your cutaneous wound or mucous membrane ever contacted its saliva like serum, there is no need to immediately inject a vaccine. However, please pay attention to your dog or cat to see if it is suspected to rabies symptoms. If it does and is deemed as having rabies by the animal quarantine agency, please go to the hospital to inject a vaccine.
 
3. If you are scratched or bitten by a wild mammal (including Asian house shrew), stray dog or stray cat; or if your cutaneous wound or mucous membrane has contacted its saliva like serum, you may go to the Health Center to have preliminary treatment of your wounds during the working hours. The accurate ways to treat your wounds are: immediately use soap and clean water to flush your wound for 15 minutes; use iodine or 70% Isopropyl/rubbing alcohol to disinfect your wound; wrap the wound; and then go to a Taipei hospital that has rabies vaccine (ex. National Taiwan University Hospital, NTUH; Taipei Campus of MacKay Memorial Hospital, MMH; and Neihu Campus of Tri-Service General Hospital, TSGH) for treatment.
 
4. If you have selected NTUH to inject the rabies vaccine, please make an appointment with Department of Family Medicine (Clinic Room No. 6) during the clinic hours from Mondays to Fridays; or go to the emergency room thereof immediately in other hours.
 
5. At the current stage, CDC does not provide preventive rabies vaccine (that is, those who have not been scratched or bitten request to inject the vaccine).
 
6. With respect to the up-to-date information of rabies epidemic and vaccine, please pay close attention to the official websites of Health Centerhttp://shmc.osa.ntu.edu.tw/main.phpor MOHWhttp://www.cdc.gov.tw/.
 
 
Health Center, Office of Student Affairs cares about you. 
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