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Table 4 Frontline service providers’ knowledge of predisposing risk factors and clinical presentation of rabies

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

Variable Frequency (%)
Signs and symptoms of rabies
 Refusal to feed (Y/N) 75 (32.3)
 Convulsion (Y/N) 63 (27.2)
 Locked jaw (Y/N) 90 (38.8)
 Fever (Y/N) 151 (65.1)
 Barking like a dog (Y/N) 185 (79.7)
 Hydrophobia (Y/N) 160 (68.9)
 Others (Y/N) 107 (46.1)
Mode of transmission
 Human bite 1 (0.4)
 Snake bite 1 (0.4)
 Bite from a rabid animal 230 (99.2)
Risk factors for rabies
 Substance application on umbilical cord 1 (0.4)
 Unprovoked dog bite 195 (84.1)
 Cut by metal 3 (1.3)
 Cut by rusted metal 3 (1.3)
 Don’t know 30 (12.9)
Primary rabies reservoir
 Humans 2 (0.9)
 Dogs/cats 228 (98.3)
 Pigs 0 (0.0)
 Camels 0 (0.0)
 Cows 2 (0.9)
 Don’t know 0 (0.0)