How to do if pregnant woman is bitten by cat

       Pregnant women should pay special attention to everything during pregnancy. If the expectant mother continues to raise cats or dogs during pregnancy, they must pay attention to safety issues. If they are bitten by cats, they should not worry. First, the wounds should be disinfected, and then they should go to the hospital for vaccination as soon as possible, so as to prevent the cats from being infected with bacteria.

       The relevant standards formulated by the World Health Organization and the rabies prevention and control program issued by the Ministry of health of China clearly stipulate that there is no contraindication for rabies vaccine. In other words, once a person is bitten by a dog, including pregnant women, the wound should be disinfected and cleaned first, and then rabies vaccine should be given as soon as possible. Previous statistical data show that there is no significant difference in the incidence of adverse reactions between pregnant women and ordinary people. On the other hand, vaccines are generally divided into inactivated vaccines and live vaccines. The rabies vaccines used by people are all inactivated vaccines, also known as dead vaccines. They are viruses that lose infectivity and toxicity but retain immunogenicity. They can only produce antibodies but not cause disease. From the perspective of biosafety, all rabies vaccines currently used in clinical practice have been tested for Biosafety and have no side effects on fetal development.

       Of course, early pregnancy is a sensitive period, at this time the immune function is relatively low, so it is generally not recommended that pregnant women should be injected with various vaccines in the early pregnancy. However, no matter pregnant women are bitten by cats, dogs and other animals at any time of pregnancy, the advantages and disadvantages must be weighed and vaccinated according to the conventional use of rabies vaccine.

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