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Table 2 Frontline service providers’ knowledge about the management of dog bites

From: Management of dog bites by frontline service providers in primary healthcare facilities in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana, 2014–2015

Variable Frequency (%)
Detain and clinically observe any suspected rabid dog for…
 One day 2 (0.9)
 10 days 14 (6.1)
 21 days 113 (48.9)
 10 weeks 50 (21.6)
 Don’t know 5 (2.2)
Rabies PrEP
 Heard 110 (47.6)
 Never heard 105 (45.5)
 Don’t know 16 (6.9)
Persons requiring PrEP
 Everybody 41 (17.7)
 High-risk individuals 60 (26.0)
 Nurses/doctors 24 (10.4)
 Farmers 16 (6.9)
 Don’t know 90 (38.9)
PrEP immunization schedule
 Days 0, 3, 7, and 21 or 28 70 (30.3)
 Days 0, 7, and 21 or 28 27 (11.7)
 Days 0, 3, and 7 11 (4.8)
 Days 1, 7, and 90 8 (3.4)
 Don’t know 115 (49.8)
After dog bite, clean and flush wound immediately with water and soap
 Yes 223 (96.1)
 No 9 (3.9)
After dog bite, give PEP
 Yes 96 (41.4)
 No 136 (58.6)
After dog bite, give tetanus injection
 Yes 228 (98.7)
 No 3 (1.3)
Vaccines used for PEP
 Tetanus injection 189 (81.5)
 RIG 66 (28.5)
 Rabies vaccines 159 (68.5)
 Don’t know 11 (4.7)