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Table 3 Frontline service providers’ knowledge about suspected rabies wound care

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

Variable Frequency (%)
For any rabies wound…
 Cauterization should be done 8 (3.4)
 Suturing should be applied 5 (2.2)
 Wash it immediately with water and antiseptic 204 (87.9)
 Don’t know 15 (6.5)
Suspected rabies wounds are...
 Classified 35 (15.1)
 Not classified 197 (84.9)
Number of categories
 Two 20 (30.8)
 Three 12 (18.4)
 Four 2 (3.1)
 Five 2 (3.1)
 Don’t know 29 (44.6)
Suspected rabies wound care
 Attended to case 137 (59.1)
 Never attended to a case 95 (40.9)