MCQ Infection 21

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A worried mother calls to tell you that when she went in to check on her crying 6-month-old infant after his nap she noticed a bat in the room. She contacted animal control and an officer captured the bat. The mother wants to know what to do next.

Which one of the following is the best advice?

A) Arrange to have the bat tested for rabies; initiate postexposure prophylaxis for the child only if positive.
B) Initiate postexposure prophylaxis for the child while testing the bat for rabies; discontinue the shots if negative.
C) Initiate postexposure prophylaxis for the child and dispose of the bat.
D) Examine the child for bites or scratches; reassure the mother if none is found, and dispose of the bat.
E) Tell the mother not to worry because bats do not carry rabies.

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Category: Infectious Diseases MCQs

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