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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Decision making: A number of factors exist here. What was the circumstance around the bite? Unprovoked? How is your dog behaving? Normally? Has the dog been previousl ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rats: There have been no recorded cases of rats transmitting rabies to humans.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Primary series of rabies vaccination provides immunity for 2+ years. If you are at risk of frequent exposure, e.g., wild life worker, antibody titer ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Care for wound: Be sure to care for the wound with a thorough cleaning. Monitor the location for redness, swelling or discharge that would indicate infection. A rabie ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Rabies vaccine: Hi, Washing the wound is not an effective way of preventing rabies, but can help prevent other types of infections you can get from an animal bite, bu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You are: more protected than an ANIMAL HANDLER...i(is that what you do???) Even with this in the case of a bite from a suspected rapid animal I would recommen ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: You are immunized, besides it is the saliva that transmit the virus, not the scratch
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Long ?: The expected protective level of antibody production is 2 yrs when a booster is given to those who have completed a primary series. This is the genera ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
1-5 years : Boosters vary in efficacy by type, the most effective can last 3-5 years, but most need to be boosted yearly. Check with
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Rabies : Best to speak with your local health department for this
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Rabies shot: should last forever
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