In light of the recent Coronavirus situation, Surrey GP Network have suspended all online bookings and face to face appointments, however, we are currently offering Video and Telephone consultations. We advise you to take on all the suggested precautionary measures in order to keep health and we look forward to seeing you in the near future Best wishes to you and your families and friends during these difficult circumstances.

Rabies

Rabies is endemic throughout most of the world and causes approximately 60,000 human deaths per year. The virus is carried in the saliva of infected mammals (which may appear normal) and is usually spread by a bite, but licks on open wounds and scratches have been enough to transmit the virus to humans. In the event of a possible exposure the area should be washed thoroughly with soap and water, irrigated with iodine based antiseptic or a high percent alcohol, and medical attention sought as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours. The virus affects the nervous system and once symptoms develop death is inevitable - even with good medical care.