MONKEY ON YOUR BACK?
What to do when you come face-to-face with a macaque? Just take pictures from afar and avoid showing your teeth, which might be taken as a challenge. In the oft chance that a monkey actually starts to attack you, always stand your ground then retreat slowly, facing it.
Bites and scratches – even small ones – can be dangerous because the great majority carry either rabies or the herpes B virus, both potentially fatal for humans. Monkey bites practically guarantee infection because of the sheer amount of bacteria in their maws. When bitten, swiftly clean the bite with soap and water for around 20 minutes and immediately consult a doctor.