Compliance of post exposure rabies vaccination among patients attending anti-rabies OPD in the Government Medical College, Nagpur

Rushali Rajan Lilare, Neeta Rathod, Uday W. Narlawar


Background: Rabies is a zoonotic disease, caused by the rabies virus, of the Lyssavirus genus, within the family Rhabdoviridae. The study was designed with the objective to assess the compliance of post exposure rabies vaccination among patients attending anti-rabies OPD in the government medical college, Nagpur.

Methods: The study was retrospective record based study conducted from 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017. The data was collected from the anti-rabies vaccination OPD register and analysed.

Results: In the present study there were total 873 study subjects with male preponderance (66%) over female (34%). About 35.5%, 27.9%, 18.6%, 16.6% and 13.7% of subjects were in the age between 1-20years, 21-40 years, 41-60 years, 61-80 years and above 80 years respectively. Majority 91.2% were bitten by dog. Majority 52.6% followed by 46.6% and 0.80% were in anti-rabies category III, II and I respectively. Majority 73.5% subjects had completed 5 dose of anti-rabies vaccination given by intra muscular route. Only 27.8% of subjects had not washed the wound excluding anti rabies category I.

Conclusions: In our study majority of animal bite was by dog between 1-20 years. More than 50% of subjects were in Cat III. More than70% subjects had completed 5 dose of anti-rabies vaccination. 


Zoonotic disease, Anti-rabies vaccination

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